President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi's illness and wished the veteran leader a speedy recovery.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently on a foreign tour, tweeted to inform that he spoke to Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi to enquire about his health.
"Spoke to Thiru @mkstalin and Kanimozhi Ji. Enquired about the health of Kalaignar Karunanidhi Ji and offered any assistance required. I pray for his quick recovery and good health," PM Modi tweeted.
President Kovind also spoke to Karunanidhi's family and wished that the former Tamil Nadu CM recovers soon.
Spoke to Thiru Karunanidhi’s family members on the phone and inquired about his health. Wishing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a veteran of our public life, a quick recovery #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 27, 2018
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also expressed her concern over the health condition of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, Banerjee prayed for a quick recovery of the veteran Tamil Nadu politician.
"Concerned about the health of @kalaignar89 Hope andpray that Karunanidhi Ji recovers soon @mkstalin," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, several political leaders including MDMK general secretary Vaiko, DMK's Dayanidhi Maran visited Karunanidhi at his residence in Gopalapuram, Chennai
Karunanidhi, 94, is currently undergoing treatment for fever due to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) with intravenous antibiotics and fluids.
He is also being monitored and treated round the clock by a team of medical and nursing professionals, who are providing hospital-level care at his home. On July 18, Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital in the city for a tracheotomy procedure.
(With inputs from agencies)