Five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi is recuperating at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after his blood pressure dropped last weekend. The last medical bulletin released by the hospital stated that his vital signs have gradually normalised, but he will continue to be hospitalised due to the overall decline in his general health given his age. Karunanidhi recently turned 94.
Several leaders have visited the 94-year-old over the last week including Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Karunanidhi’s children and DMK leaders MK Stalin, MK Kanimozhi and MK Alagizhi have been by his side.
Fans and well-wishers have thronged Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet, shouting slogans of ‘Long Live Karunanidhi’ since he was admitted on Friday night. Security has been heightened around the hospital as well as the leader’s Gopalapuram residence.