Karunanidhi's Death: Chennai Schools And Colleges Shut, Movie Shows Cancelled

Karunanidhi's Death: Chennai Schools And Colleges Shut, Movie Shows Cancelled

Karunanidhi's Death: Chennai Schools And Colleges Shut, Movie Shows Cancelled

"His blood pressure has been stabilised with medical management and he continues to be monitored and treated by the panel of experts", said the hospital in a televised report after his supporters were getting anxious and gathering in front of the hospital on July 30.

Selvaraj, in an official statement on July 31, said that an extended period of hospitalisation would be necessary due to age-related overall decline in Karunanidhi's general health, altered liver functions and haematological parameters.

94-year-old Karunanidhi, addressed as Kalaignar (artiste) passed away on Tuesday at Kauvery Hospital.

Hearing the news that land has been denied for their leader's burial at Marina, DMK workers went on a rampage near Kauvery Hospital and damaged some vehicle.

"There has been a decline in the medical condition of DMK president and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi".

"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".

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State opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala was among those who expressed grief over the death.

A high school dropout, Mr Karunanidhi got involved in social and political work at an early age.

Actors S.S. Rajendran won a seat in local elections in 1962 and M.G. Ramachandran became chief minister after he left the DMK to set up his own party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), following differences with Karunanidhi. With time, he rose in power and position within the party and was the party's treasurer by 1961. Kalaignar means artist in Tamil, and the reference is a nod to his widely recognised contributions to film and literature.

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Karunanidhi is survived by his wives Dayalu Ammal and Rajathi Ammal, sons M.K. Muthu, M.K. Azhagiri, M.K. Stalin and M.K. Tamzhalarasu and daughters Selvi and Kanimozhi.

In 1957, he was first elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the Kulithalai assembly of Thiruchirapalli district, one among the first 15 MLAs elected to the then Madras Legislative Assembly on a DMK ticket.

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