Karate master Shihan Hussaini, 46, crucified himself on Feb 23 for J. Jayalalithaa's comeback as the Tamil Nadu chief minister.
Mr Hussaini, who is popular for his daring stunts, performed a self-crucification for six minutes and seven seconds. The nails were hammered into his palms and legs while he was tied to the cross.
He blacked out for a short while after the nails were removed and was rushed to a hospital. Said Mr Hussaini: "I worship her (Jayalalithaa). She is the only hope for Tamil Nadu."
However, Ms Jayalalithaa said in a letter to him that subjecting oneself to such an extreme act of self-inflicted pain should be avoided and thanked him for his concern for her.
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