M. Karunanidhi – the Real Kalaignar and Politician


M. Karunanidhi, the five times chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and chief of DMK for over 50 years, died on 7 August, 2018 at 6:10 pm in Kauvery hospital at the age of 94 years.

Dr. M karunanidhi was admitted in the Kauvery hospital on 28 July, 2018 for the cure of his urinary tract infection and other age related ailments.

Karunanidhi was born on 1924 in Thirukkuvalai village in Nagapattinam district. He was famously known as “Kalaignar”, and was one of the most famous politician loved by masses.

He served as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu state between 1969-2011.

Karunanidhi was born to Mathuvelu and Anju, and was more interested to drama, acting and dancing since beginning. In school life also, he was more inclined towards cultural activities and formed “youth revitalized organization”, which encouraged the youth for writing and other activities.

Karunanidhi entered into Tamil cinema before opting career in politics. He started with screenwriting in the Tamil film industry. He had written many short stories and slogan, which made him gain popularity, as they were witty and interesting.  The write-ups of Karunanidhi helped the socialists and rationalists of the Dravidian movement.

Karunanidhi made huge contributions in Tamil literature in the form of poems, stories, screenplays, plays, dialogues, songs etc.  Some of the famous works by Karunanidhi are Kuraloviam, Poombukar, Tholkaappiya Poonga etc.

Karunanidhi served for 10 times as the president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party.

Karunanidhi underwent a spinal surgery in the year 2009 but lived a healthy life style including yoga, early rising, exercise and walking.


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