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Sadly, he lost his life while performing a helicopter stunt in 1980(he insisted on doing all the stunts himself). He has, however re-emerged in mal pop culture in the 2000s with the 'jayan jokes' - short 'Jayan' dialogues - circulating in school/college breaks and other informal settings via sms/emails/mouth. Jayan Jokes are about ... magnitude. see examples below.
Jayan : If only there was a square plot of land with four wells in the corners, ...I could have played carroms
Jayan : " If only there was a railway track,.... I could have used it as a belt"
(Note: the dots that break the first part of the sentence from the second signify a momentous pause)
Watch jayan's dialogue here: