M Karunanidhi passes away

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, passed away at a private hospital in Chennai after prolonged illness. He was 94.

The end came at 6.10 p.m. on August 7, hours after the hospital announced that he was “extremely critical” and “unstable”. Mr. Karunanidhi was under treatment at the Kauvery Hospital after his health suffered a setback to his health past midnight on July 28 at his Gopalapuram residence.

Mr. Karunanidhi was born on June 3, 1924, at Thirukuvalai, now in Nagapattinam district (then in the composite Tanjore district) and did his schooling in nearby Tiruvarur. His father Muthuvel was a scholar and his mother Anjugam a housewife.

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