This Day Will Remain in My Heart As the Darkest Day, Says Rajinikanth on M Karunanidhi's Death
The DMK president died in a Chennai hospital on Tuesday after prolonged illness.
File photo of Rajinikanth.
The patriarch of Dravidian politics and co-founder of DMK, 94-year-old Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi, is no more. The DMK president died in a Chennai hospital on Tuesday after prolonged illness.
The veteran of Dravidian politics was shifted to the hospital on July 28 from his Gopalapuram residence following a dip in his blood pressure and he was under treatment in the Intensive Care Unit ever since.
However, soon after an announcement from the city hospital, various political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi among others and members from the film fraternity took to Twitter to condole the stalwart's death.
Here's what they tweeted:
Superstar Rajinikanth was among the first few to offer his condolences via Twitter. He wrote, “This day, my Kalaignar has passed and this day will forever remain in my heart as the darkest day. May his soul rest in peace."
என்னுடைய கலைஞர் மறைந்த இந்த நாள் என் வாழ்நாளில் நான் மறக்க முடியாத ஒரு கருப்பு நாள்.அவருடைய ஆன்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 7, 2018
Composers GV Prakash Kumar, Anirudh Ravichander, actors Hansika Motwani, Trisha Krishnan, Pranitha Subhash and Rahul Ravindran too put out tweets condoling M Karunanidhi's death.
My condolences to his admirers, supporters and his family .. #RIPKalaignar— Pranitha Subhash (@pranitasubhash) August 7, 2018
End of a legendary era. Heartfelt condolences. #RIPKalaignar— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) August 7, 2018
Another era comes to an end #RIPKalaignar— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) August 7, 2018
His words could spark flames and light up torches of revolution. His screenplays and plays changed people and collective thinking forever. His gifts to us are eternal. His Tamizh and his wit will always be unmatched. The assembly will miss its favorite son. #RIPKalaignar— Rahul Ravindran (@23_rahulr) August 7, 2018
With profound grief I have learnt about the loss of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi one of the best leaders the country has ever witnessed. I hope God gives courage and hope to the family member and fellow Tamilians to cope with this huge loss #RIPKalaignar— Hansika (@ihansika) August 7, 2018
Deeply saddened by the passing away of a beloved leader and 5 times CM of Tamil Nadu. My condolences to the bereaved family and supporters. #RIPKalaignar— Varun Manian (@Varunmanian) August 7, 2018
The most enduring mascot of the Dravidian movement breathed his last at 6.10 p.m.
"With deep anguish we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm. Despite the 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," a press release by Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, said.
(With input from PTI)
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