Yesterday, DMK patriarch and five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last after fighting a 11-day battle with life at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai. The 94-year old, former CM’s health had seen a severe decline in the last 24 hours due to multi-organ failure.
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The state is grief stricken at the moment and is in a state of shock. People are coming out on streets to pay their last tributes to the former Chief Minister.
Here, in this article we bring you some of the interesting facts about Late.M. Karunanidhi. Have a look :
- Karunanadhi’s real name was Dakshinamoorthy. He was born in Thirukuvalai, Tiruvarur district in the year 1924.
- Before Karunanidhi entered in the political world, he worked in the Tamil Industry and was one of the leading screenwriters.
- Karunanidhi also contributed a lot to Tamil literature having written stories, plays, novels and even a multiple-volume memoir titled ‘Nenjukku Neethi’.
- Karunanidhi first entered into politics when he was only years oldby participating in anti-Hindi agitations.
- He won his first elections in the year 1957, entering the legislative assembly.
- Karunanidhi’s first movie as a screenwriter was Rajakumari.
- Karunanidhi has written many screenplays and dialogues for many movies including the cult movie Parasakthi, which was famous for it’s dialogues.
- Karunanidhi was the 10 time president of DMK political party and was elected as the CM five times.
- As the CM, his focus on social evils, be it untouchability, widow remarriage, the abolishing of the zamindari system, and religious hypocrisy, made him earn a huge respect and positioned him as the social reformer.
- Karunanidhi holds the record for not loosing even a single election he has been a part of.
- He holds the record of becoming the oldest CM of Tamil Nadu, when he was elected in the year 2006 again.
The complete country is grief stricken at this moment. May the soul of Karunanidhi rests in peace.
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