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Why Karunanidhi was important
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Why Karunanidhi was important

By T.J.S. George With M. Karunanidhi’s death, a chapter turns in history. That is rare because most political leaders constitute mere footnotes in history, let alone a page. Karunanidhi was more a cultural reformer than a politician, a recognition that led people to confer on him the popular title of Kalaignar, man of the arts…

Homage to Thiru Karunanidhi: A Leader of Leaders
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Homage to Thiru Karunanidhi: A Leader of Leaders

By Dr. A.V. Narasimha Murthy Some years ago I had participated in the release of the book Sangam Age Tamil Coins written by R. Krishnamurthy. I was to speak about the book and the late DMK Patriarch M. Karunanidhi had to release the book. On the dais were Karunanidhi, Justice Mohan, myself [see pic, extreme…

Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach after Court drama
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Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach after Court drama

Chennai:  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) patriarch Muthuvel Karunanidhi will have a burial site at Chennai’s Marina Beach, the Madras High Court decided this morning, ending an ugly political row as thousands mourned the death of the last of the towering politicians in Tamil Nadu. The ruling AIADMK had denied permission for the five-time Chief Minister’s…

DMK Chief Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi passes away
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DMK Chief Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi passes away

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi died here today after prolonged illness, the city hospital where the leader was admitted, said. The 94-year-old leader’s end came at 6.10 p.m. “With deep anguish we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm. Despite the best possible efforts by our team of…

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