Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has announced 7-day mourning. His body will be kept at Rajaji hall. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal to be present in order to pay homage. Mortal remains to be taken home.
After fighting for 11 days, the DMK chief passed away at the Kauvery hospital at the age of 94. He suffered a multi-organ failure.
The Tamil Nadu government has announced a holiday on Wednesday.
The DMK icon was admitted to the hospital on July 28 after a dip in his blood pressure. Though initially critical, but he was stable afterwords. But the DMK chief’s condition started worsening from Monday evening.
DMK Chief Karunanidhi Passes Away. Five time chief minister passed away at the age of 94. He breathed his last at 6:10 pm. He died due to multiple organ failure after being under treatment for 11 days at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi was the last of Tamil Nadu’s politicians with a colossal mass following. For decades, the state’s politics was dominated by the rivalry between its two towering figures – Jayaram Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi.
He was admitted to the hospital on July 28 after a dip in his blood pressure. He was initially critical but later on was stable.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday had expressed her concern
over the health condition of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who was being treated for
fever due to an urinary tract infection.
Banerjee prayed for a quick recovery of the 94-year-old veteran politician of Tamil
Nadu. She has presently rushed to Chennai.