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Karunanidhi passes away | 'Today India lost one of its greatest sons,' says Mamata Banerjee: 'Deeply saddened,' says PM Modi

Karunanidhi passes away: A five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital here on July 28 and was undergoing treatment.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 08, 2018 7:03 IST ]
Karunanidhi passes away
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Karunanidhi passes away

Karunanidhi passes away: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday passed away at the age of 94. A five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital here on July 28 and was undergoing treatment. He was admitted after a dip in his blood pressure. He was a long-standing leader of the Dravidian self-respect movement and ten-time president of his own party.

Political reactions on Karunanidhi' death:

  • He was an outstanding leader of Tamil Nadu and India. He was a prolific writer, poet, script writer and dramatist. Tamil people were inspired by him to fight for social change and reform: D Raja
  • A great leader has passed away, he did not only represent Tamil Nadu but India as a whole. He fought for federalism and for Tamil people. The people of Tamil Nadu will never forgive State Govt if it denies burial land which is requested by DMK: Farooq Abdullah
  • In Kalaignar's unfortunate demise. I have lost a long trusted friend/guardian and the nation has lost one of the greatest fighter for social justice. My deepest condolences to family members and his associates: Lalu Yadav
  • I offer my condolences to the family of M Karunanidhi ji. He was a senior and respected leader, he had an important contribution to the politics of Tamil Nadu: Ram Madhav
  • He had shown the path to regional parties, its a tragic moment for his workers and those who loved him. He was a mature leader and a statesman. Pray to almighty that his soul rests in peace: HD Deve Gowda
  • The demise of Karunanidhi is not just a loss for the state of Tamil Nadu, it's a big loss for the country. He was a great leader. He played a great role in national politics: Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Pained to learn about the sad demise of Dr. M. Karunanidhi.  His passing away is an irreparable loss to country and to the state of Tamil Nadu and marks end of an era. I convey my heartfelt condolences to members of his bereaved family and his supporters across the country: Sumitra Mahajan
  • News has just come in of the passing of Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a giant of Indian politics as CM of Tamil Nadu & a screenplay writer who gave voice to the Dravidian movement through his immortal dialogues. Tamil politics can never be the same again. RIP: Shashi Tharoor
  • Country has lost a great leader. Our condolences to the entire DMK family. Congress party has lost an important friend. A loss that will be difficult to recoup: Randeep Surjewala
  • His demise is a big loss for Tamil Nadu & the whole country. On behalf of BJP and myself, I pay tributes to Karunanidhi: Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister
  • In his death, India has lost a political stalwart and it will be difficult to fill the void caused by his sad demise: Telangana CM KC Rao
  • Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, India has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved leader tonight: Rahul Gandhi
  • Today India lost one of its greatest sons. And Tamil Nadu lost its father figure. My deepest condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and family. India mourns your loss: Mamata Banerjee 
  • I express my deepest condolences and pray to the Almighty to give strength to Karunanidhi ji's family and followers in this hour of grief to bear the profound loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti: Amit Shah
  • Extremely sad to learn of the passing of Thiru M. Karunanidhi. A doyen of our public life, as a contributor to the development of Tamil Nadu and of India he has few peers. Our country is poorer today. My condolences to his family and millions of well-wishers: President Kovind
  • Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my Kalaignar. I pray for his soul: Rajinikanth

WATCH VIDEO: Karunanidhi passes away at 94; nation mourns Kalaignar's demise, PM Modi pays condolence

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