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Karunanidhi undergoes tracheostomy, condition stable

DMK president M Karunanidhi underwent tracheostomy procedure at a hospital on Friday to optimise breathing and his condition is now stable.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2016 15:58 IST
Karunanidhi was readmitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after he complained of difficulties in breathing.
Karunanidhi was readmitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after he complained of difficulties in breathing.(PTI File Photo)

DMK president M Karunanidhi underwent on Friday tracheostomy at a private hospital to optimise breathing. His condition is now stable.

“He is stable, is on antibiotics and is being treated by a team of doctors,” Kauvery Hospital said in a statement.

Karunanidhi was readmitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Thursday night after he complained of difficulties in breathing.

The 92-year-old was rushed to the facility from his Gopalapuram residence at around 11:10 pm, about a week after being discharged from the same hospital.

Karunanidhi’s son, MK Stalin, daughter Kanimozhi and senior DMK leader TR Balu were among those who visited the hospital.

A drug-induced allergy has kept Karunanidhi out of public activities for over one month.

His illness comes at a time when Tamil Nadu politics has suffered a leadership vacuum following the death of chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the age of 68.

The movie-star-turned AIADMK leader, who enjoyed a huge following, died at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on December 6 after a 75-day battle for life.