Karunanidhi dies at 94: “It is a very sad news, he was a successful CM. I offer my condolences, I am with his family in this hour of grief. May God give them strength to bear this loss,” said former President Pratibha Patil.
We had met CM and submitted a request for a 'Samadhi' near Anna memorial, he had accepted our request then, but has not communicated anything in this regard till now: Durai Murugan,Senior DMK leader. #Karunanidhi pic.twitter.com/VZvEibzGTZ
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2018
Karunanidhi’s mortal remains to be taken to Gopalapuram residence
Karunanidhi’s mortal remains will be taken to the Gopalapuram residence and may also be taken to the residence of his wife Rajathi Ammal and daughter Kanimozhi in CIT colony, according to The News Minute. He is survived by his wives Dayalu Ammal and Rajathi Ammal, sons MK Muthu, MK Azhagiri, MK Stalin and MK Tamzhalarasu and daughters Selvi and Kanimozhi.
DMK patriarch and five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after a 11-day health battle. He was 94. According to the medical bulletin, the time of death was 6.10 pm. His health had seen a significant decline in the last 24 hours due to multi-organ failure. Doctors stated that despite maximum medical support, he could not be resuscitated. Thousands of Kalaignar’s supporters are mourning outside the hospital and condolence have started pouring in for the veteran leader. Karunanidhi, who was popularly referred to as Kalaignar (actor) was admitted to the hospital on July 28 after he contracted urinary tract infection and developed a high fever.
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Kalaignar M Karunanidhi.60 years a legislator,5 times CM & a pillar of many coalitions at the Centre,he influenced his State's & the National politics like few others. My deepest condolences to his family & admirers.He will be missed deeply.
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 7, 2018
DMK cadre attempts self-immolation
A 50-year-old DMK cadre attempted self-immolation in Karur after learning about the demise of Karunanidhi, The Hindu has reported. The person, identified as N Saravanan, poured kerosene over his body and tried to set himself on fire but the police thwarted his attempt. He was taken to Karur Town police station.
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2018
On behalf of the United States Mission in India, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of former Chief Minister Muthuvel #Karunanidhi and the people of Tamil Nadu. He will be remembered for his years of public service to his state and the country at large.
— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) August 7, 2018
Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, India has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved leader tonight.#Karunanidhi
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 7, 2018