DMK President M Karunanidhi turns 95

Vastavam web: DMK President M Karunanidhi turned 95.today with a host of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi extending their greetings.The veteran politician’s Gopalapuram residence was decked with flowers as scores of party cadres began to converge since last night and cut a cake to mark the occasion.DMK Working President and his son M K Stalin and former Union Minister A Raja were among those who met Karunanidhi early in the day.

The nonagenarian leader had undergone tracheotomy procedure last year to improve breathing.A smiling Karunanidhi made a brief appearance on the threshold of his house and waved to the waiting crowd.DMK supporters who had gathered outside the residence raised slogans hailing him.Prime Minister Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were among those who greeted the Dravidian leader.”Best wishes to Kalaignar M Karunanidhi Ji on is birthday. A prolific writer, poet, thinker and orator, Karunanidhi Ji is one of the India’s senior most political leaders.”

“May he be blessed with a long and healthy life@kalaignar89,” Modi tweeted.The Congress President also extended his birthday greetings in Twitter saying, “I would like to wish Shri Karunanidhi ji a very happy birthday! I pray for his good health and happiness, always.” On her Twitter handle, Mamata Banerjee said, “Warmest birthday greetings to M Karunanidhi @kalaignar89 Ji. I pray for your good health and happiness.”