Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who passed away at the age of 94 on Tuesday evening is bemoaned by the entire country. Karunanidhi died in a hospital in Chennai and
renowned celebrities including actor Rajnikant and his son-in-law, Dhanush took Twitter to express their grief. Whereas, our honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi posted a series of
emotional tweets for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party member.
Read PM's tweets here:
In Chennai, I paid tributes to an extraordinary leader and a veteran administrator whose life was devoted to public welfare and social justice.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 8, 2018
Kalaignar Karunanidhi will live on in the hearts and minds of the millions of people whose lives were transformed by him. pic.twitter.com/torAPw1gUe
My thoughts are with the family and the countless supporters of Karunanidhi Ji in this hour of grief. India and particularly Tamil Nadu will miss him immensely. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/7ZZQi9VEkm— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2018
I have had the opportunity of interacting with Karunanidhi Ji on several occasions. His understanding of policy and emphasis on social welfare stood out. Firmly committed to democratic ideals, his strong opposition to the Emergency will always be remembered. pic.twitter.com/cbMiMPRy7l— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2018
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. He was one of the senior most leaders of India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2018
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
Even the Bollywood veteran, Amitabh Bachchan revealed in his recent Tweet that the actor received his first National Award from Karunanidhi. He wrote, "For the honourable and dynamic leader Shri Karunanidhi. I received my very first National Award for Saat Hindustani from him, when the ceremony was held in Chennai that year... he was the CM."
The 75-year-old, actor Amitabh Bachchan won his first National Award in most promising newcomer category for the film, Khwaza Ahmad Abbas's Saat Hindustani. The award was presented to him by Karunanidhi in Chennai.
Read Big B's tweet here:
T 2893 - பிரார்த்தனை மற்றும் இரங்கல் , for the Honourable and dynamic leader Shri Karunanidhi .. I received my very 1st National Award for 'Saat Hindustani' from him, when the ceremony was held in Chennai that year .. he was the CM ..🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/lu9Mc886EX— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 8, 2018
M Karunanidhi served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five terms and twenty years between 1969 and 2011. This is why, one-day mourning in Tamil Nadu has been observed on Wednesday.