Final Goodbye to Karunanidhi: He will always be remembered for his contribution
Muthuvel Karunanidhi passed away after battling a fatal illness on Tuesday evening. He was 94. The last medical bulletin of Karunanidhi read, “His condition was extremely critical and unstable.” He was popularly known as Kalaignar and was one of the tallest leaders in Indian politics. Apart from being the tallest leader in Indian Politics, he was also an important contributor to Tamil Popular culture. Today, his supporters will bid a final goodbye to Karunanidhi. Notably, the Madras High Court has allowed DMK leader to be buried at Chennai’s Marina Beach.
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He became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the five times in the past and had held the post of the leader of DMK since 1969. He started his political career at the mere age of 14 and worked as a politician for more than 50 years. Apart from being a politician, he was a scriptwriter in Tamil cinema. In the year 1969, he became Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister for the first time. His last tenure as the Chief Minister was in the year 2006.
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Karunanidhi was hugely influenced by the rationalist and egalitarian ideology of Ramaswamy Periyar and DMK founder C.N Anandurai. Then, he went on to become one of the most enduring mascots of the Dravidian movement. The Dravidian movement aimed at seeking equal rights for women and the depressed sections, and it was against Brahminism. He was a reformer and left no stone unturned in penning down the history of Tamil Nadu. He gave his heart and soul to politics, but he never distanced himself from writing. He penned screenplays and dialogues for over 50 movies.
His death is the end of an era. His work will always be remembered. What he has done in Tamil Nadu cannot be expressed through words. May his soul rest in peace. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about his demise and extended his condolences to the family.