DMK president M Karunanidhi passes away at the age of 94 in Chennai. Doctors at Kauvery Hospital declared him dead at 6.10 pm, today.
Karunanidhi known as Kalaignar (artist) served as the chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu for five separate terms. He played a key role in the Dravidian Self-respect movement and ten-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party.
Karunanidhi began his career as a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry. He was 48 when he became chief minister for the first time. Born in Thirukkuvalai on June 3, 1924, a small village in Thanjavur District