Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away after battling illness at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 94.
His death came as shock to many celebs. Abirami Ramanathan and Rohini Pannerselvam, who are members of the Theatre’s Association have cancelled all the shows of evening and night across the state.
Karunanidhi was the first leader to enter the 50th year as the president of a political party. He became Tamil Nadu’s CM in 1969 for the first time and had held the position in the state five times, with the last tenure being in 2006.
Before entering in politics, he worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. His first movie was Rajakumari produced by Coimbatore based Jupiter Pictures directed by ASA Sami starring MG Ramachandran.[ecp code=”4″]
Known as one of the prominent leaders, Karunanidhi had dedicated 80 years of his life in the service of Tamil Nadu people. Many of expressed their grief on Twitter.
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. He was one of the senior most leaders of India.
We have lost a deep-rooted mass leader, prolific thinker, accomplished writer and a stalwart whose life was devoted to the welfare of the poor and the marginalised. pic.twitter.com/jOZ3BOIZMj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2018
Extremely sad to learn of the passing of Thiru M. Karunanidhi. A doyen of our public life, as a contributor to the development of Tamil Nadu and of India he has few peers. Our country is poorer today. My condolences to his family and millions of well-wishers #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 7, 2018
With the demise of DMK Supremo & former CM of Tamil Nadu, M.Karunanidhi, India has lost a prominent, distinguished leader of the masses, Kalaignar. Sad that we have lost a valuable leader whose commitment & leadership qualities were such that he served as CM of TN 5 times….1>2
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) August 7, 2018
Today India has lost one of its tallest leaders. Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi ji. Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ?? His contribution to the state of Tamil Nadu, its people has been immense. True Champion of Tamil pride. RIP Sir.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 7, 2018
— Priya Prakash Varrier (@priyapvarrier) August 7, 2018
Saddened to learn the news of the passing away of Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi ji. My heartfelt condolences to the family and the people of Tamil Nadu. He was a giant. May he rest in peace.?#RIPKalaignar pic.twitter.com/2C6XDlvv61
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) August 7, 2018
Saddened hearing the demise of one of this Nations Most dynamic leader and writer. May his soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to the entire party,family and supporters. pic.twitter.com/8cayC1tCAD
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 7, 2018
May his soul rest in peace!