Karunanidhi's Death: Chennai Schools And Colleges Shut, Movie Shows Cancelled

#JustIn: Kaliagnar M. Karunanidhi Passes Away At 94

The veteran Dravidian leader and and former Tamil Nadu chief minister will also be accorded a state funeral, which will take place tomorrow in Chennai. "All the government offices, schools, and colleges will be closed tomorrow", read the govt statement.

"Despite the best possible efforts by a team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond".

The death of "Kalaignar" M Karunanidhi would remain a "black day" in his life, actor-politician Rajinikanth said today. The movie did not just have an enormous impact on Tamil cinema, but also enormously influenced Tamil Nadu's political scene.

A medical bulletin released by the Kauvery Hospital at 6.30 pm on Monday said there has been a decline in the medical condition of Karunanidhi. Both were bitter foes of Karunanidhi in politics.

As his political career was taking off, Karunanidhi also became a popular screenwriter for Tamil films.


Leading them was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This has not gone down well with the DMK cadres as well as the majority of people of TN.

In 1961, he was made treasurer of the DMK and deputy leader of the opposition when the party made its debut in the state assembly the following year. Parasakthi, a successful play written by Pavalar Balasundaram, was penned for the screen by Karunanidhi in 1952. Karunanidhi with M.G. Ramachandran's - the biggest movie star of Tamil cinema - help was able to emerge as the chief minister.

That art and politics blended seamlessly in Karunanidhi was manifest from the sobriquets of "Thalaivar" (The Leader) and "Kalaignar" (The Artist) he earned from ardent followers. At the age of 33, M Karunanidhi entered the Tamil Nadu assembly by winning the Kulithalai seat in the 1957 election. The hospital, however, had on 31 July had said an extended period of hospitalisation will be necessary due to age related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters.

Finance Minister Shasibhusan Behera and former Minister Devi Prasad Mishra will attend the funeral of late Karunanidhi, said a communique from Chief Minister's Office.

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