M Karunanidhi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi is the head of the Dravidian Political Kazhagam (DMK), a political party in Tamil Nadu. He had been Chief Minister of the state five times in the past and had held the post of the leader of DMK since 1969. With a political career spanning more than 60 years, his first brush with politics was at the young age of 14. His biggest political opponent in the state was M.G. Ramachandran's ADMK and later Jayalalithaa. Apart from being

a politician, he is also a playwright and screenwriter in Tamil cinema.

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Temple to honour DMK leader Karunanidhi to be built in Tamil Nadu

The 'bhoomi puja' (ground breaking) ceremony for the Rs 30 lakh temple, to be built in association with the local DMK women's wing functionaries, was held on Sunday at Kuchikadu village.

In Tamil Nadu, a rising sun and setting stars

As Tamil Nadu’s 39 seats head to the polls on April 18, The Indian Express travels across the state to find that unlike earlier elections, the Opposition alliance led by the DMK has stitched up a narrative centred on a key question: ‘Don’t you want to keep out Modi?’ For now, the answer is up in the air


To assert his power in DMK, M K Alagiri marches to Karunanidhi Samadhi 

M K Alagiri rally in Chennai: Other than Alagiri and his son Dayanidhi Alagiri, Mannan, a former deputy mayor of Madurai city, will be the leading face in today's rally.

Karunanidhi memorial event: National leaders to attend; Gadkari to represent BJP

Karunanidhi memorial event in Chennai: Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin, who took over as DMK chief on Tuesday, has sent out invites to a galaxy of national leaders cutting across party lines.

Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal discharged

Dayalu Ammal, in her 80s, was rushed to the hospital late on Tuesday night from her Gopalapuram residence after she complained of uneasiness.

Madras HC notice to Centre, TN government over alleged lapses in Rahul Gandhi security

"Rahul Gandhi was literally isolated and made to wade through a huge crowd of emotionally charged people in the overcrowded staircase of Rajaji Hall," he claimed, and sought a judicial probe into alleged lapses.


Karunanidhi’s true loyalists with me, claims Alagiri on eve of DMK meeting

Alagiri and Stalin have been at loggerheads for years over who will inherit Karunanidhi’s legacy. Before his expulsion, Alagiri had famously questioned if the DMK was a “mutt” where the pontiff could anoint his successor.

Body politics

Tamil Nadu government’s attempt to deny burial space for DMK patriarch in the Marina grounds was in poor taste.

Karunanidhi burial highlights: Kalaignar laid to rest at Marina with full state honours; thousands bid teary adieu

Karunanidhi funeral highlights: The DMK stalwart was buried with full military honours with soldiers giving him a gun salute and buglars sounding the last post.

Karunanidhi death reactions HIGHLIGHTS: Central govt has decided to accord state funeral, says MHA

Karunanidhi death reactions HIGHLIGHTS: A press release by Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, said, "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."

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M Karunanidhi's Son MK Stalin Elected DMK Working President

MK Stalin, DMK treasurer and son of M Karunanidhi, was elected the party’s ‘working president’, a post that was created for him in view of his father’s failing health. Stalin’s nomination to the post came at the general council meeting of the party earlier Wednesday and makes it clear that he is the successor to […]

Karunanidhi Pays Floral Tribute To DMK Founder CN Annadurai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi, on Thursday, celebrated his 93rd birthday by paying a floral tribute to party founder C.N. Annadurai at Anna memorial. The nonagenarian leader will meet party cadres and political leaders in DMK head office and is also scheduled to address a public meeting. Though the DMK lost in the […]