Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a champion of Dravidian politics and a five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister, has died. He was 94.
Chennai’s Kauvery hospital said Karunanidhi, the leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, died at 6:10 pm.
“Despite our best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond. We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide”, the hospital said.
Karunanidhi’s death follows the demise of his arch-rival Jayalalithaa in 2016, bringing to an end an era when electoral fortunes swung, pendulum-like, to either of the these two political titans.
Now, the DMK will look to MK Stalin, one of Karunanidhi’s sons, to lead the charge as Tamil Nadu prepares to vote in next year’s general election. Stalin is already the party’s working president.
Even in his nineties, Karunanidhi was still addressing public meetings; he once said even turning 100 wouldn’t stop him from working for the people. He weathered all manner of challenges and setbacks — including MG Ramachandran’s expulsion from the DMK in 1972, and a squabble involving Stalin and another son, Azhagiri (whom Karunanidhi expelled).
This heart breaking news for entire Tamilnadu was announced world wide as soon as the leader died. To our surprise it is also announced inside the Bigg Boss house where no outside news are supposed to be passed by even Kamal Haasan.
Bigg Boss Tamil 2 is the ongoing current second season of the reality TV game show Bigg Boss Tamil, hosted by Kamal Haasan. This season has 16 housemates with 60 cameras where 5 of the contestants are evicted as the show crossed 50 days in its total 100 days.
The house which is now consisted of 11 members was announced the death of Dr. Kalaingar Karunanithi. Almost all of them shocked at once with hands on their mouth. We can witness various emotions of the contestants once the announcement was made. Aishwarya, Balaji, Danieal, Janani, Mahat, Mumtaz, Ponnambalam , Rythvika, Sendrayan, Vaishnavi, Yashika are now surviving in the house playing the game.
This unexpected shocker was announced by Bigg Boss once he asked them to gather together at one place. They also paid silent tribute to the leader. Some of the contestants also shed tears for him which was streamed in Hot star. Check out the video below :
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Well , it is indeed heartbreaking !!