Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expresses grief over death of M Karunanidhi

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expresses grief over death of M Karunanidhi

Before entering politics, Karunanidhi worked in the Tamil film industry, establishing himself as one of industry's leading screenwriters.

Few of the major controversies were when Karunanidhi suspended his elder son and former union minister MK Alagiri from the party's primary membership intervening dramatically in the tussle between Alagiri and his younger brother MK Stalin.

He also made enormous contributions to Tamil literature and cinema. As he struck a chord with the local community, he became a student leader.

This morning, his family members including son and DMK working president M K Stalin, daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and others visited the hospital.

After he took charge as DMK president on July 27, 1969, he led the DMK to a massive victory in the 1971 Assembly elections.

Karunanidhi holds the record of not losing a single election since then.

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However, in 1991, the DMK government was dismissed in the wake of heightened activities in Tamil Nadu of Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers whose vocal supporter he was.

March 1967: PWD Minister in Annadurai-led first DMK Ministry, after elected from Saidapet Assembly constituency in Chennai that year. After Annadurai's demise, V.R. Neduncheziyan was a natural choice for successor and was made the acting chief minister. His smart and uncanny political maneuvering aided in sustaining himself and also gave a new thrust to the DMK. It is said that he can remember the name of any ordinary party worker at any far corner of the state, reported The Hindu. The two parties have been sharing power in the state ever since. "An MLA for 13 times since 1957 from 7 different constituencies and CM of Tamil Nadu for five times speaks for his deep connect with the people", he said. It urged the Centre to make "immediate changes in the Constitution of India to establish a truly federal set-up with full state autonomy".

DMK chief Karunanidhi is suffering from severe breathing problem and his health continues to remain at risk, New18 Tamil Nadu quoted sources at Kauvery Hospital as saying.

"However, after the 1990s when the DMK started talking about state rights instead of their initial state autonomy, things got diluted", he said.

A regional party leader becoming indispensable in the national political sphere was something remarkable, said Senthilnathan.

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