Articles about CN Annadurai
Born on September 15, 1909, Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai was an Indian politician and the founder of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Popularly known as Anna, Arignar Anna, and Perarignar Anna, Annadurai served as the last Chief Minister of the Madras State from 1967 and 1969. He was also the first chief minister of Tamil Nadu and held the position for only 20 days. An ardent disciple of Periyar E V Ramasamy, who started the Dravidian movement in India, Annadurai was the first to use Tamil Nadu cinema for political propaganda. Prior to his entry into politics, Annadurai worked as a high school teacher. Annadurai was born in a lower-middle-class family. Though throughout his life Annadurai claimed to be an atheist, his stance toward theism was that of ‘Only one race, only one God.’ In 1935, Annadurai entered politics by joining the Justice Party which was formed by non-Brahmin elites in 1917. In 1937, the party defeated the Indian National Congress in Madras, under the leadership of Ramasamy. Annadurai served as the sub-editor of the Justice magazine, editor of Viduthalai, and was also associated with ‘Kudi Arasu’ which was a Tamil weekly paper. Later he started his own paper ‘Dravida Nadu.’ Following differences with Ramasamy, Annadurai left the Justice party and launched DMK. During his active political years, Annadurai was also vocal to demand an independent Dravida Nadu. The stalwart politician of Tamil Nadu politics, Annadurai passed away on February 3, 1969. An estimated 15 million people attended his funeral.
15 Nov 2018India
A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled in Chennai next month, the party announced today.
26 Aug 2018Politics
DMK Working President MK Stalin, set to be elected the party President, has filed his nomination for the post at Anna Arivalayam, DMK's headquarters, in Chennai today.
Two people were killed and around 40 injured in a stampede at Rajaji Hall in Chennai this morning, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi's body was kept for the public to pay homage.
MK Stalin, son of M Karunanidhi and working president of the party, penned an emotional letter to his father after the DMK chief's death.
07 Aug 2018India
The Madras HC is conducting an emergency hearing on a petition by the DMK, which has challenged the TN government's refusal to let its party chief Karunanidhi be buried next to CN Annadurai's memorial at Marina Beach.
30 Jul 2018Politics
Thousands of DMK cadres refused to leave Chennai's Kauvery Hospital and chanted 'Yamraj Go Away' after the former chief minister M Karunanidhi's health suffered a slight setback.
28 Jul 2018Politics
During wee hours of Saturday, DMK chief Karunanidhi was shifted from his Gopalpuram residence to Chennai's Kauvery hospital for treatment.
10 Jun 2018Politics
The estranged brother of deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, V Dhivakaran, today launched his political party "Anna Dravidar Kazhagam", named after Dravidian veteran CN Annadurai in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi.
12 Feb 2018Politics
The unveiling of the portrait of Former CM Jayalalithaa in TN assembly created ripples in the state's already disturbed political scenario.
04 Jan 2018Politics
Days after announcing his entry into politics, actor Rajinikanth met DMK supremo M Karunanidhi. Incidentally, the Rajinikanth-DMK bonhomie goes back to 1996-1998 when the Tamil superstar had supported the party for Assembly and LS elections.
21 Aug 2016India
DMK President M Karunanidhi urged party workers to hold public meetings to appraise people about what is happening in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.