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DMK chief Karunanidhi readmitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was on Thursday night admitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2016 00:45 IST
KV Lakshmana
KV Lakshmana
Chennai, Hindustan Times
DMK chief M Karunanidhi with his son MK Stalin
DMK chief M Karunanidhi with his son MK Stalin (PTI File Photo)

DMK leader M Karunanidhi was readmitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Thursday night after he complained of difficulties in breathing.

A medical bulletin issued by the hospital said the 92-year-old leader was suffering from a throat and lung infection. The hospital said his condition is stable and the treatment has begun.

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.

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister first underwent treatment at home and later at Kauvery hospital, where he got nutritional and hydration support. He was also treated for boils from his allergy.

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.

First Published: Dec 15, 2016 23:40 IST

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