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DMK Chief Kalaignar Karunanidhi - Life In Pics

India | News18 | August 7, 2018, 6:42 pm
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 Karunanidhi joined politics at the age of 14. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

Karunanidhi joined politics at the age of 14. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 Working as a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, He propagated ideals of the Dravidian movement. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

Working as a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, He propagated ideals of the Dravidian movement. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 In 1957, at 33 he entered the Tamil Nadu assembly. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

In 1957, at 33 he entered the Tamil Nadu assembly. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 In 1969, after Annadurai's death, he became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

In 1969, after Annadurai's death, he became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 In 1972, MG Ramachandran miffed by Karunanidhi's son's efforts at competing with him in the movies, Created his own party, The AIADMK. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

In 1972, MG Ramachandran miffed by Karunanidhi's son's efforts at competing with him in the movies, Created his own party, The AIADMK. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 Later taken over by Jayalalithaa, AIADMK would be DMK's biggest political rival. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

Later taken over by Jayalalithaa, AIADMK would be DMK's biggest political rival. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 In 1989, Jayalalithaa was assaulted by ruling DMK members. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

In 1989, Jayalalithaa was assaulted by ruling DMK members. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 Jaya swore that she will not return to the house as long as Karunanidhi is in power. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

Jaya swore that she will not return to the house as long as Karunanidhi is in power. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 In 2001, He was arrested on corruption charges. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

In 2001, He was arrested on corruption charges. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 In 2006, he became the chief minister for the fifth time. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

In 2006, he became the chief minister for the fifth time. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 Karunanidhi represented Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu assembly. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

Karunanidhi represented Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu assembly. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 He has been married three times and has six children. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

He has been married three times and has six children. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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 His son MK Stalin is tipped to be his successor in the party. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

His son MK Stalin is tipped to be his successor in the party. (Image: News18 Creatives/Nitin Sharma)

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