Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

M Karunanidhi: Veteran Indian politician dies at 94

M Karunanidhi: Veteran Indian politician dies at 94

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M Karunanidhi breathed his last on Tuesday evening at the Kauvery Hospital after a prolonged struggle with failing health.

"With deep anguish we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm".

Mr Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 28 after suffering a drop in his blood pressure and a urinary tract infection.

His popularity rivalled that of J. Jayalalithaa, another powerful leader from Tamil Nadu whose death sparked a huge outpouring of grief.

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Karunanidhi, whose original name was Dakshinamurthy, was born in Thirukkuvalai village in Nagapattinam district. He contested 12 Assembly elections, losing none.

Offering his heartfelt condolences to the departed leader, Patnaik described Karunanidhi as the tallest leader of Tamil Nadu, who played a key role in social change and reforms in his state.

Karunanidhi also started a school newspaper that mushroomed into the "Murasoli", now known as the DMK's official newspaper. Earlier the Doctors had said that the 94-year-old former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's response to medical intervention over the next 24 hours would determine the prognosis.

Karunanidhi entered politics at the age of 14, after being inspired by a speech made by Alagiriswami of the Justice Party in 1932.

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In 1961, he was made treasurer of the DMK and deputy leader of the opposition when the party made its debut in the state assembly the following year. Tamil Nadu is now in a unsafe state of non-governance.

Karunanidhi's predecessor Annadurai was also in office when he died.

In the 1991 elections, AIADMK ousted DMK and Karunanidhi was the sole DMK candidate to have been returned after the electoral battle. The family members of the DMK patriarch had met the TN Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palanisamy and requested the latter to allocate a place near Kalaignar's political mentor Anna's memorial at Marina beach, to bury the mortal remains of Kalaignar.

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