Ms Jayalalithaa, in her obituary statement, said she was deeply shocked and grieved to learn about the sudden demise of Sukumaran Nambiar.
Ms Jayalalithaa noted that he was an expert in several martial arts, with a black belt in Karate. Nambiar had trained personnel of the Indian Army in Martial arts. Further he held various positions in the BJP. Ms Jayalalithaa noted that like his father, the late MN Nambiar, he too evinced keen interest in spiritualism and was the president of the All India Ayyappa Seva Sangam.
Ms Jayalalithaa said that his death was indeed a great loss to BJP. She mentioned that the nation has lost a true patriot and a person who served the society, untiringly.
She conveyed her heartfelt condolences to his family and prayed to the almighty to give them the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude.
She also prayed to the almighty for his soul to rest in peace.
At the behest of Ms Jayalalithaa, the state's finance minister O Paneerselvam placed a wreath on the mortal remains of Sukumaran Nambiar and paid his last respects.