PM Modi, President Kovind offer condolences after Karunanidhi's death

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 07, 2018, 07:19 PM(IST)

PM Modi with Karunanidhi. Photograph:( PTI )

The nation demonstrated a state of grief after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief and five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu Muthuvel Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday in Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. He was 94. 

The hospital made an official announcement informing that the former leader breathed his last at 6:10 pm. 

Many leaders including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay respect and offer condolences to Karunanidhi. 

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PM Modi, in a series of tweets, wrote about Karunanidhi's achievements as a leader and multiple interactions the two had on many occasions.   

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Veteran actor and politician Rajinikanth also expressed sorrow following Karunanidhi's demise. "Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my Kalaignar. I pray for his soul."

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Other prominent personalities also expressed their sorrow and gave condolences to the former Tamil Nadu CM's family.

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