India DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94, security beefed up outside Kauvery hospital in Chennai

05:56  08 august  2018
05:56  08 august  2018 Source:   indianexpress.com

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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi 's health condition continues to remain stable with ongoing active medical support, said the latest bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital in Chennai .

Chennai , Aug 8: DMK patriarch and five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last at Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 94 . A number of politicians, including Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Rajinikanth

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Former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away after battling illness at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. The 94-year-old leader was earlier shifted to the hospital on the intervening night of July 27-28 after his blood pressure fell down. On July 31, the hospital said Karunanidhi would require an extended period of hospitalisation due to “decline” in his general health, although his vital parameters have normalised.

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Former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday after battling illness at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai . July marked 49 years of the leader taking charge as the party chief.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK ) Chief M Karunanidhi who is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai post midnight. Karunanidhi , 94 , was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Kauvery Hospital at 1:30 am.

Earlier in the day, Kalaignar’s health deteriorated and the hospital said, “Despite the maximum medical support, his vital organ functions continue to deteriorate. His condition is extremely critical and unstable.” July marked 49 years of the leader taking charge as the party chief. Karunanidhi was the first leader to enter the 50th year as the president of a political party.

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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. The patriarch had retreated from mainstream politics in 2016 after being diagnosed with a drug-induced allergy and his son, M K Stalin, took over as the working president of the party. Karunanidhi had not been keeping well since October 2016 and recently had undergone a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube, to help him breathe.

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Chennai , Aug 8: DMK patriarch and five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last at Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 94 . A number of politicians, including Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Rajinikanth

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Working DMK president and Karunanidhi’s son, M K Stalin had said that Karunanidhi was suffering from fever and doctors were providing medication as he assured there was nothing to worry about the 94-year-old leader’s health. A medical bulletin released by the Kauvery hospital on August 6 read, “There has been a decline in the medical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is on continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support. His response to the medical intervention over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis.”

  DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94, security beefed up outside Kauvery hospital in Chennai © Getty
Several senior DMK leaders, including M K Stalin, daughter Kanimozhi, his family members and other frontline leaders were present at the hospital when the leader breath his last. Karunanidhi’s estranged son and former DMK leader M K Alagiri, who was expelled from the party by Karunanidhi in January 2014 after a prolonged struggle for power with his younger brother Stalin also visited him in the hospital. Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Congress president Rahul Gandhi among other senior politicians had visited the DMK patriarch in Kauvery hospital and prayed for his speedy recovery.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK ) supporters gather outside the hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai . PTI. The latest bulletin released by Kauvery Hospital

Karunanidhi, who enjoyed a cult figure in the state, had been known as one of the fierce adversaries of late AIADMK chief Jayalalitha, post-MGR period. His first election speech in 2016 had created a stir and momentum when he nicknamed Jayalalithaa a ‘Maharani’ (princess).

  DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94, security beefed up outside Kauvery hospital in Chennai
Known for his oratorical skills, Karunanidhi identified himself with the common man. “I am one of your brothers, I am one of your children. I am talking from my heart. Only if Dravida rule comes, Dravida makkal will get a good life,” he would say, adding that he came to visit them not to seek votes alone, but to bring a change.

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