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Elayaperumal, a late Dalit leader, played a crucial role in the abolition of hereditary priesthood in Tamil Nadu. The recommendations of the committee headed by Elayaperumal formed the basis for the historic amendment to the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly in 1970. This amendment aimed to abolish the system of hereditary priesthood and allow individuals of all castes to become priests.
Usage: Values that we can use from his life: Equality; Social justice; Human dignity; Integrity; etc.,