My Kalaignar has passed : Rajinikanth and Tamil film industry mourn Karunanidhi’s death
Rajinikanth and a slew of other actors such as Hansika Motwani, Trisha Krishnan, Pranitha Subhash and Rahul Ravindran tweeted condolences on the death of political leader M Karunanidhi.regional movies Updated: Aug 07, 2018 23:36 IST
Actor-politician Rajinikanth said today was a black day in his life, “one which I can never forget” as he led the south film industry in mourning the death of revered 94-year-old Tamil Nadu leader M Karunanidhi.
“Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my Kalaignar. I pray for his soul,” Rajinikanth told media persons in Chennai.
Karunanidhi, DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister, had been in intensive care since July 28 in Chennai, the state capital.He breathed his last at 6.10 pm on Tuesday.
In a tweet, Rajinikanth said, “This day, my Kalaignar has passed and this day will forever remain in my heart as the darkest day. May his soul rest in peace.”
என்னுடைய கலைஞர் மறைந்த இந்த நாள் என் வாழ்நாளில் நான் மறக்க முடியாத ஒரு கருப்பு நாள்.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 7, 2018
அவருடைய ஆன்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்
Others who tweeted messages include composers GV Prakash Kumar, Anirudh Ravichander, actors Hansika Motwani, Trisha Krishnan, Pranitha Subhash and Rahul Ravindran.
My condolences to his admirers, supporters and his family .. #RIPKalaignar— Pranitha Subhash (@pranitasubhash) August 7, 2018
End of a legendary era. Heartfelt condolences. #RIPKalaignar— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) August 7, 2018
Another era comes to an end #RIPKalaignar— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) August 7, 2018
With profound grief I have learnt about the loss of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi one of the best leaders the country has ever witnessed. I hope God gives courage and hope to the family member and fellow Tamilians to cope with this huge loss #RIPKalaignar— Hansika (@ihansika) August 7, 2018
His words could spark flames and light up torches of revolution. His screenplays and plays changed people and collective thinking forever. His gifts to us are eternal. His Tamizh and his wit will always be unmatched. The assembly will miss its favorite son. #RIPKalaignar— Rahul Ravindran (@23_rahulr) August 7, 2018
Deeply saddened by the passing away of a beloved leader and 5 times CM of Tamil Nadu. My condolences to the bereaved family and supporters. #RIPKalaignar— Varun Manian (@Varunmanian) August 7, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately tweeted condolences to Karunanidhi's family, saying "India and particularly Tamil Nadu will miss him immensely".
My thoughts are with the family and the countless supporters of Karunanidhi Ji in this hour of grief. India and particularly Tamil Nadu will miss him immensely. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/7ZZQi9VEkm— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2018
Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, India has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved leader tonight.#Karunanidhi— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 7, 2018
“Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, India has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved leader tonight,” wrote Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Kalaignar Karunanidhi was a screenplay writer known for works such as Parasakthi, Poompuhar and more. His films reflected his politics, especially the Sivaji Ganesan-starrer Parasakthi.
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First Published: Aug 07, 2018 19:45 IST