Sasi Perumal dies
Gandhian Sasi Perumal seen here breaking a fast after a hunger strike to call for a ban on liquor in Tamil Nadu.Youtube screengrab/

Gandhian Sasi Perumal died on Friday while protesting against liquor shops in Tamil Nadu, as per reports. 

Perumal had been campaigning for total prohibition in Tamil Nadu and had even found backing in DMK chief M Karunanidhi. 

The 59-year-old activist had reportedly climbed a 150-feet high mobile tower during the protests in Kanyakumari, and soon fainted, according to The Times of India.

He was brought dead to the hospital, the report said. 

Images shared on social media showed blood stains on his shirt. 

Sasi Perumal had attended the funeral of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday in Rameswaram, and had travelled to Kanyakumari's Marthandam for the ongoing protests on Friday. 

The Gandhian activist had been holding hunger strikes over several years seeking a total ban on liquor in the state.

Twitterati expressed shock at Sasi Perumal's death.