DMK President Karunanidhi turns 94, several leaders reach Chennai to join celebrations

Karunanidhi's son and DMK Working President M K Stalin were among those who met Karunanidhi early in the day to greet him.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2017 4:42 pm
Karunanidhi, Karunanidhi birthday, DMK, DMK President, M K Stalin, rahul gandhi The Dravidian veteran was first elected to the state Assembly from Kulithalai in then undivided Tiruchirappally in 1957.

As DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday turned 94, people gathered at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. His residence was decorated with flowers as scores of supporters arrived outside his home and distributed sweets to celebrate the birthday of ‘Kalaignar’.

Karunanidhi’s son and DMK Working President M K Stalin were among those who met Karunanidhi early in the day to greet him. Several leaders, including Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, also arrived in Chennai to join the birthday celebrations. The celebrations will take place at YMCA Ground, Chennai on Saturday.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President M Hamid Ansari, Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu and her Kerala counterpart P Sathasivam, Chief Ministers Pinarayi Vijayan (Kerala) and Naveen Patnaik (Odisha) and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, among others have greeted the DMK chief. Later in the day, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and TMC MP Derek O’Brien are scheduled to attend a function organised to mark Karunanidhi’s sixty years as a member of legislative assembly.

The veteran leader had undergone a tracheotomy procedure in December to improve his breathing. The Dravidian veteran was first elected to the state Assembly from Kulithalai in then undivided Tiruchirappally in 1957. He has not lost a single election he contested in his six-decade long career.

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    Niladrinath Mohanty
    Jun 4, 2017 at 3:20 am
    How shameless our leaders can be!
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    Debashish
    Jun 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    Shri Modi JI should take inspiration from Shri Karunanidhi and live for 95 years to scintilate bhakts.
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    Proud.P
    Jun 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    It is so very unfortunate that Brahmin Cho and Brahmin Jaya aren't not around to despise his 94th birthday. They would be fuming though in their graves.
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    MKN
    Jun 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm
    Whatever. But for him and Anna Andra Periyar, brahmin scoundrels will still be dominating TN. His policies helped reverse migration of brahmins to North and thereby a Moreno progressive mindset in TN.
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    T DUTTA
    Jun 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm
    HE IS LIKE MR SHARAD PAWAR---------HE NEVER LOST ANY ELECTION IN THE PAST 50 YEARS---what an achievment
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    Lakshminarayana Pai
    Jun 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm
    He is responsible for spoi the minds of Tamilians. They used har the bramins. Most corrupt.
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    anand
    Jun 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm
    Paapi chiraayuvu!
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    P K
    Jun 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    HR IS ONEOF THE FINEST LEADERS OF INDIA
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