Tamil Nadu Fisheries D Jayakumar is known to grab airtime in the state over a multitude of issues, speaking on behalf of the government on a daily basis, making candid remarks and jokes. And even 1,1254 kilometres away in Japan, he does not fail to stay away from the news.
The Minister, who was reportedly in Japan to attend the Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo, made a stopover at the Safari Park in Fuji to cuddle a lion cub.
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In a photo that has taken social media by storm, he is seen posing with a spotted lion cub, while posing with a smile on his face. He is seen sporting the AIADMK veshti and a white shirt.
The Minister, who reportedly took time out to visit the Safari Park in Fuji, was so impressed that he sat down and penned his thoughts.
In a poem that he reportedly sent to journalists on WhatsApp, he says, “When the lion cub saw a gallant Tamil lion from brave Tamil Nadu, he thought it was his father and jumped and sat on me.”