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Tamil screenwriter and politician M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94

08 August 2018, 01:02 | Tara Lloyd

Tamil screenwriter and politician M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94

Tamil screenwriter and politician M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK stalwart M. Karunanidhi is no more, Kauvery Hospital announced on Tuesday evening. "Despite the possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond", the hospital said in its medical bulletin.

The 94-year-old five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister had been admitted to a hospital in Chennai on July 28 following a dip in blood pressure. Since then, Murasoli played a significant role in advancing causes championed by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy's Dravidian movement and later in nurturing the DMK as a political party through the writings of C.N. Annadurai and Karunanidhi. He has often exhorted in favour of widow-remarriage, abolition of zamindari, dissolution of untouchability and self-respect marriage - marriages conducted without being officiated by a Brahmin priest.

"Ezhundhu Vaa Thalaivaa" (Awake, our leader) and "Vaa, Vaa, Gopalapuram Polaam Vaa" (Come, Come, let's go to Gopalapuram) were among the slogans raised by the emotionally-charged crowd, referring to the locality where the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has a house.

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He also made huge contributions to Tamil literature and cinema.

The party scored a resounding victory in the 1971 snap elections, but MGR broke ranks, allegedly miffed that he was denied a cabinet position.

His five reigns as chief minister spanned from 1969-1971, 1971-1976, 1989-1991, 1996-2001 and 2006-2011. He led DMK to victory in 1996, but AIADMK under Jayalalithaa trumped his party once again in 2001.

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Addressed as Mu Ka, Tamil abbreviation of his name, by his peers, Karunanidhi's letters to DMK cadres in party mouthpiece Murasoli and his autobiography-cum-commentary on contemporary politics Nenjukku Needhi, are the favourite reading material for his supporters.

Karunanidhi suffered a personal jolt when his MP daughter Kanimozhi got embroiled in the 2G spectrum scam along with union minister and DMK leader A Raja.

In one case involving an alleged loss to the state over construction of a bridge, police dragged Karunanidhi out of his home after midnight. While the DMK is dominated by his family, several of his relations are also influential film producers and artists.

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Karunanidhi swiftly rose up the ranks.



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