President Ram Nath Kovind visits Karunanidhi at hospital

President Ram Nath Kovind said he met Karunanidhi’s family and talked to them about his health.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2018 19:17 IST
M Manikandan
M Manikandan
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Karunanidhi,Ram Nath Kovind,Kauvery hospital
President Ram Nath Kovind meets DMK leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi at Kauvery hospital, where their father and party chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai, on Sunday, August 05, 2018. (PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind visited DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who has been admitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai for age-related health issues, on Sunday and wished him speedy recovery.

After his visit, the President said in a tweet that he had met Karunanidhi’s family and talked to them about his health.

“Visited Thiru M. Karunanidhi in Chennai - met Kalaignar‘s family members and doctors - inquired about his health. Wishing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a veteran of our public life, a quick recovery,” the President tweeted.

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit and fisheries minister D Jayakumar accompanied the President to the hospital.

The ailing DMK patriarch was rushed to Kauvery hospital on July 28 after a sudden dip in his blood pressure and has been in hospital since. However, there are reports that he might be discharged in a couple of days.

First Published: Aug 05, 2018 19:17 IST