Audio Bulletin: Karunanidhi Death: Country mourns death of Dravidian politician

#JustIn: Kaliagnar M. Karunanidhi Passes Away At 94

The DMK supremo has been suffering from age related ailments and was hospitalised on July 26.

"Our country is poorer today", the president tweeted.

Following the death of Annadurai, Karunanidhi, with the help of Tamil cinema legend MG Ramachandran aka MGR became Chief Minister.

His son and DMK working president M K Stalin called on Chief Minister K Palaniswami at his residence and was closeted with him for some time, officials said. Several reports say that DMK cadres will be marching towards Chief Minister's office.

On July 27, 1969, M. Karunanidhi was elected as the president of DMK.

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Karunanidhi, who was demanding a separate state flag for Tamil Nadu since 1970, ensured that chief ministers of states' who weren't allowed to hoist the national flag during Independence Day celebrations until 1974, were given the right to do so. He is considered a man who has the knowledge of the pulse of the lasses and is considered as one of the greatest intellectuals of his time. Kalaignar, as he is known, had entered politics full-time after a flouring career as a script writer. "We know only to eat", Saratti said.

Karunanidhi, a school dropout, became involved in politics at a young age, spearheading the DMK which was allied for many years to the Gandhi dynasty's Congress party. However, a shameful episode in the state assembly that year proved to be pivotal for Karunanidhi and the party. Yet, he has always treated young people like me in the party with affection and concern. It is an unbelievable achievement for any organisation, especially one that is as large as the DMK. Since then he continues to be monitored by a team of specialists, reported PTI. "Maintain peace", said Stalin, Karunanidhi's political heir, in a statement.

He never lost an election to an MLA seat. When the DMK came to power in 1967, he became the Minister for Public Works. The alliance continued in 2009. He contested 12 Assembly elections, losing none. He had been married three times and had six children. He actively pursued his passion for screenwriting and remained close to it despite being active in politics. This has cost his party dearly.

His death comes less than two years after that of his bitter rival, actress-turned politician J Jayalalithaa, leaving a political void in the state.

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