Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Chief Karunanudhu dies at the age of 94. 5 time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is now at rest. Prime Minister as well as President Kovind mourns for the demise. M Stalin to look after DMK following the death of Karunanidhi.
DMK Chief Karunanidhi was critical for a while.
Karunanidhi will be in a critical condition for the next 24 hours, said the doctors operating him. Not many knew that the death will come even before 24 hours. The unexpected demise of the DMK Chief has now left the party in the hands of his son. However recently when son Stalin was inquired about his health, he was on a different page. “DMK Chief is fine and doing well, and his fever also descending”, included Stalin. Nobody expected the sudden death. “Everyone is in shock, it is hard for us to control the gathering outside the house”, says the police in charge.
Death of Karunanidhi came like a shock for all.
Kalaignar, as he was fondly called, breathed his last at 6:10 pm. The cremation ceremony will take place at the Marina Beach in Chennai . Hundreds of followers stood outside his house. DMK’s plea to look for the gathering outside the leader’s house is now finally accepted by the Tamil Nadu Authority. State DGP has tightened security in Tamil Nadu to maintain law and order. The government has issued a notice, calling August 8th as a state holiday to mark the respect for death of Karunanidhi. For more than a year, Mr Karunanaidhi has been in and out of hospital while recovering from a long ailment. He lived a secluded life making no public appearance except occasional visits to his party office. Politicians like Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi have expressed their emotions through tweets. Rajnikant also visited to see Karunanidhi before the cremation ceremony at Marina Beach in Chennai.