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.
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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.
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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.