DMK chief Kalaignar Karunanidhi passed away

Vastavam web: DMK president M Karunanidhi died today after prolonged illness, the city hospital where the leader was admitted, said. The 94-year old leader’s end came at 6.10 p.m. “With deep anguish we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm. Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond.

“We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide,” a press release by Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, said. In the health bulletin released last evening, the doctors have said maintaining the vital organs of the Veteran Politician has become a challenge considering his age-related ailments. Finally, he succumbed to the multiple ailments he possed over the years.

This is a significant loss to Tamil Nadu Politics given that Jayalalithaa has expired very recently and tremors of the loss are still being felt in the state. This also means that the biggest regional parties of the state have lost their heads and it has to be seen if they open doors to the National Parties.