Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi dies at 94

#JustIn: Kaliagnar M. Karunanidhi Passes Away At 94

Describing the late stalwart as a "mass leader", the CM said, "He was an undaunted political fighter, mass leader who struggled for socio-economic development of marginalised sections of society in Tamil Nadu".

The national flag will fly at half mast in Delhi, all state capitals and across Tamil Nadu tomorrow as a mark of respect to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who passed away today, the Home Ministry announced here. She also met people gathered outside the hospital. Earlier the Doctors had said that the 94-year-old former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's response to medical intervention over the next 24 hours would determine the prognosis. He then founded Tamil Nadu Tamil Manavar Mandram which was the first student movement of the Dravidian movement.

Through their work, the pair began to use film to push their political agenda. "Hand over anti-socials to police, they may attempt to tarnish DMK".

And in a career spanning 80 years, he wore different hats - a student leader, scriptwriter, orator and politician. Kauvery Hospital released a statement expressing anguish over his death at 6:10 PM. "Fan clubs mobilized support for the party and voter turnout during elections", according to Hardgrave Jr. Mr Karunanidhi's DMK swept the election, riding a wave of anti-incumbency.

He was known for drawing foreign investors to India's second largest state economy, and oversaw the state becoming an industrial powerhouse, credited with opening many industrial and technology parks.

Karunanidhi's remarkable literary skills and success as a screenwriter and subsequent popularity played a big role in his rise in the DMK and his overall stature. Following the death of Annadurai in 1969, he took over as leader of the DMK and as chief minister, a post he would hold for almost 18 years over five separate terms.

His last tweet was also a photo with Karunanidhi, when he went to wish him for his 94th birthday in June.

The DMK will now be led by M.K. Stalin, Karunanidhi's son and successor.

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