M Karunanidhi passes away: Rajinikanth, R Madhavan, Riteish Deshmukh pay tribute
Following Karunanidhi's demise, celebrities like Rajnikanth, Avinash Ravichandran, Hansika, Khusboo Sundar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Madhur Bhandarkar, Siddharth and R Madhavan paid tribute to him
Calling it a "dark day" and an "inexplicable loss", celebrities, including Rajinikanth and Dulquer Salmaan, today mourned the death of DMK president M Karunanidhi.
Karunanidhi, one of the most charismatic figures of Tamil Nadu politics, died at a hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 94.
"With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 06.10 PM. Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond. We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide," Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, Chennai said in a statement while announcing his death.
Karunanidhi, who only 10 days ago completed 49 years as DMK chief, led his party through various ups and downs. He was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for five terms.
Following his demise, celebrities like Rajnikanth, Avinash Ravichandran, Hansika, Khusboo Sundar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Madhur Bhandarkar, Siddharth and R Madhavan paid tribute to him.
"The death of Kalaignar is an unforgettable, dark day in my life. May his soul rest in peace," said Rajinikanth, who himself is taking his first steps in Tamil Nadu politics.
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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
End of an era ! Kalaignar was such an essential part of the fabric of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. All of us who've lived there will feel an inexplicable loss. RIP— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) August 7, 2018
Saddened to learn the news of the passing away of Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi ji. My heartfelt condolences to the family and the people of Tamil Nadu. He was a giant. May he rest in peace.ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#RIPKalaignar pic.twitter.com/2C6XDlvv61— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) August 7, 2018
Saddened hearing the demise of one of this Nations Most dynamic leader and writer. May his soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to the entire party,family and supporters. pic.twitter.com/8cayC1tCAD— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 7, 2018
The Last #Tamil Titan has fallen. Former TN CM #MKarunanidhi was an incomparable man. #TamilNadu has lost at once its greatest contemporary political and creative enigma. Our beautiful language #Tamil will miss #Kalaignar #Karunanidhi This void he has left will take ages to fill.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) August 7, 2018
Today India has lost one of its tallest leaders. Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi ji. Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ½ His contribution to the state of Tamil Nadu, its people has been immense. True Champion of Tamil pride. RIP Sir.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 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
The era of the great #Dr.KalaignarKarunanidhi comes to an end.. a name that will be etched in the minds n hearts of everyone in TN..he will be remembered till this planet has history of tall Statesmen who have served their people till the last breath..#Dr.Kalaignar is immortalðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— khushbusundar..and it's NAKHAT KHAN for the BJP.. (@khushsundar) August 7, 2018
End of a legendary era. Heartfelt condolences. #RIPKalaignar— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) August 7, 2018
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