Karunanidhi passes away

DMK president and five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, passed away today. He was 94.

Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital at Alwarpet in Chennai recently due to age related ailments and his end came today.

His death is being mourned by tens of lakhs of his party members and top leaders of the country.

Earlier, a statement from Kauvery Hospital said his condition is extremely critical and unstable.

It said there has been significant decline in the clinical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi over the last few huors. Despite maximum medical support, his vital organ functions continue to deteriorate.

On Monday evening, a bulletin released by the hospital said “Maintaining his vital organ functions continues to remain a challenge considering his age-related ailments.”

“He is on continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support. His response to the medical interventions over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis,” said the statement.