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248 Died, 'Shocked' by M Karunanidhi's Death: DMK

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi died on August 7 in a private hospital in Chennai, after prolonged illness.

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Updated:August 28, 2018, 6:33 PM IST
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248 Died, 'Shocked' by M Karunanidhi's Death: DMK
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Chennai: The DMK on Tuesday said as many as 248 party workers died, 'shocked' by the death of party patriarch M Karunanidhi and announced a solatium of Rs two lakh each to their families.

After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of Karunanidhi and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party general council meeting said.

Condoling their deaths, DMK said,"this general council resolves to provide a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each totalling Rs 4.96 crore to their families."

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi died on August 7 here in a private hospital, after prolonged illness.

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