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RIP Karunanidhi: Modi, Rahul grieve Kalaignar’s death on Twitter

Aug 07, 2018 20:56 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among a string of politicians who took to Twitter to grieve the death of DMK leader M Karunanidhi on Tuesday. Narendra Modi called the maverick politician a deep rooted mass leader, prolific thinker and an accomplished writer. Rahul said India has lost a great son and that Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics. DMK stalwart M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. Karunanidhi died at Chennai’s Kauvery hospital after prolonged illness. Karunanidhi’s career spanned from being a scriptwriter to a seasoned politician who would be the chief minister of Tamil Nadu five times.