M Karunanidhi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi popularly known as Kalaignar ('artist'), was an Indian politician who served as the chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu for five separate terms in the 1969–2011 period. Before entering in politics Karunanidhi worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. He has also made contributions to Tamil literature, having written stories, plays, novels, and a multiple-volume memoir.

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Sets of Kangana Ranaut's 'Thalaivi' could be destroyed

27 Apr 2020

Sets of Kangana Ranaut's 'Thalaivi' could be destroyed

Actress Kangana Ranaut's ambitious biopic on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was all set to arrive in theaters this June.

#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year

31 Dec 2018

#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year

This year, we mourned far too many times.

Karunanidhi's life-size statue to be unveiled in Chennai next month

15 Nov 2018

Karunanidhi's life-size statue to be unveiled in Chennai next month

A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled in Chennai next month, the party announced today.

Kamal Haasan's party is ready for Tamil Nadu by-polls

08 Nov 2018

Kamal Haasan's party is ready for Tamil Nadu by-polls

Actor Kamal Haasan, who forayed into politics earlier this year, announced on Wednesday that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to contest by-polls in Tamil Nadu whenever it happens.

Stalin files nomination for the post of DMK President

26 Aug 2018

Stalin files nomination for the post of DMK President

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.

DMK Meet: No decision on President, but Stalin has support

14 Aug 2018

DMK Meet: No decision on President, but Stalin has support

At the first meeting of DMK, after the death of patriarch Karunanidhi on Tuesday, several party leaders asked his younger son MK Stalin to lead them.

Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

13 Aug 2018

Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

MK Alagiri, son of late DMK president M Karunanidhi, has claimed the support of his father's "true relatives" a day before a crucial party meeting, where announcements will be made regarding the next chief.

After Karunanidhi's death, son Stalin rises to handle DMK's reins

12 Aug 2018

After Karunanidhi's death, son Stalin rises to handle DMK's reins

As the only president of DMK, a towering leader of Tamil Nadu, and five-time Chief Minister of the state, M Karunanidhi, was laid to rest in Marina Beach, Chennai, last week, the responsibility of the party automatically fell on son MK Stalin's shoulders.

RaGa not given proper security during Chennai visit: TN Congress

11 Aug 2018

RaGa not given proper security during Chennai visit: TN Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi was not provided proper security when he was in Chennai to pay his last respects to DMK leader M Karunanidhi, the Tamil Nadu Congress unit alleged today demanding action against police officers responsible for the lapse.

Karunanidhi used films, command over Tamil to promote Dravidian ideology

09 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi used films, command over Tamil to promote Dravidian ideology

M Karunanidhi used the medium of films and his command over Tamil language to reach out to people and promote the Dravidian ideology, according to two books related to the late DMK patriarch.

When Karunanidhi helped fund a school and library in Mumbai

08 Aug 2018

When Karunanidhi helped fund a school and library in Mumbai

Late DMK Chief M Karunanidhi had helped fund a school and library in Mumbai 35 years ago.

Why is Karunanidhi being buried and not cremated?

08 Aug 2018

Why is Karunanidhi being buried and not cremated?

The death of M Karunanidhi, DMK chief, yesterday evening sent the state of TN into a tizzy, but what followed was more chaos.

All you need to know about Karunanidhi's family

08 Aug 2018

All you need to know about Karunanidhi's family

Kalaignar M Karunanidhi has left a legacy, and matching his charisma won't be easy for any of his six children.

Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

08 Aug 2018

Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

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.

'Can I call you 'appa' now?': Stalin's emotional-letter to Karunanidhi

08 Aug 2018

'Can I call you 'appa' now?': Stalin's emotional-letter to Karunanidhi

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.

Karunanidhi donated Gopalapuram house for hospital on his 86th birthday

08 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi donated Gopalapuram house for hospital on his 86th birthday

Late DMK supremo M Karunanidhi had donated his residence at posh Gopalapuram locality in Chennai in 2010 for setting up a hospital for the poor.

Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

08 Aug 2018

Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has dismissed several petitions challenging the construction of memorials at Marina Beach, while hearing DMK's petition on its party chief Karunanidhi's burial.

Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

07 Aug 2018

Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

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.

Karunanidhi denied Marina beach burial, violence erupts

07 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi denied Marina beach burial, violence erupts

The late DMK chief, M Karunanidhi will not be buried at Marina beach alongside top Dravidian leaders, said the Tamil Nadu government.

Karunanidhi: 5 facts about Kalaignar, the sun of DMK

07 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi: 5 facts about Kalaignar, the sun of DMK

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital, sending his sea of followers across the country in deep mourning.

DMK supremo Karunanidhi dies at 94

07 Aug 2018

DMK supremo Karunanidhi dies at 94

M Karunanidhi, DMK supremo, has succumbed to old-age related ailments after nearly 10 days in hospital. He was 94.

Karunanidhi's health worsens, next 24 hours crucial: Kauvery Hospital

06 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi's health worsens, next 24 hours crucial: Kauvery Hospital

DMK chief M Karunanidhi's medical condition has declined, said the Chennai hospital treating him on Monday.

Chandrababu Naidu, Suresh Prabhu visit Chennai-hospital to inquire about Karunanidhi

04 Aug 2018

Chandrababu Naidu, Suresh Prabhu visit Chennai-hospital to inquire about Karunanidhi

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today visited a hospital in Chennai where the president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), M Karunanidhi, has been undergoing treatment since July 28.

Karunanidhi health: Stalin says 21 DMK cadres died of shock

02 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi health: Stalin says 21 DMK cadres died of shock

DMK working president and M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin said he was saddened by the death of 21 DMK cadres. They, apparently, couldn't bear the shock of Kalaignar's illness.

For Karunanidhi's recovery, don't follow superstitions, DMK-cadres told

31 Jul 2018

For Karunanidhi's recovery, don't follow superstitions, DMK-cadres told

Dravida Kazhagam (DMK) leader K. Veeramani, on Monday, asked the cadres to not follow superstitions and stated the patriarch M Karunanidhi will get better with medicines only.

Karunanidhi is stable, DMK cadres shout 'Yamraj Go Away'

30 Jul 2018

Karunanidhi is stable, DMK cadres shout 'Yamraj Go Away'

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.

Karunanidhi admitted to ICU following blood-pressure drop, is stable now

28 Jul 2018

Karunanidhi admitted to ICU following blood-pressure drop, is stable now

During wee hours of Saturday, DMK chief Karunanidhi was shifted from his Gopalpuram residence to Chennai's Kauvery hospital for treatment.

Top Tamil Nadu politicians visit ill DMK chief Karunanidhi

27 Jul 2018

Top Tamil Nadu politicians visit ill DMK chief Karunanidhi

Top Tamil Nadu politicians including Deputy CM O Panneerselvam and Kamal Haasan visited M Karunanidhi yesterday, who hasn't been keeping well.

Cauvery issue: Pro-Tamil outfits show black flags to Narendra Modi

12 Apr 2018

Cauvery issue: Pro-Tamil outfits show black flags to Narendra Modi

Pro-Tamil outfits protesting over the Cauvery issue today showed black flags to PM Narendra Modi when he arrived to formally inaugurate India's mega defense exhibition, DefExpo, at Thiruvidanthai, about 40km from Chennai.

Firebrand Mamata Banerjee to meet regional leaders

31 Mar 2018

Firebrand Mamata Banerjee to meet regional leaders

Riding high on the success of her meetings in Delhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has a jam-packed itinerary for the coming months. She will be meeting regional leaders to whip up maximum support for an anti-BJP front for 2019 LS elections.

Kamal Haasan will launch his party tomorrow, Kejriwal to attend

20 Feb 2018

Kamal Haasan will launch his party tomorrow, Kejriwal to attend

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan will begin writing his political script from tomorrow. Before kicking-starting a state-wide tour, he will launch his political party and enumerate its "guiding principles."

After Rajinikanth meets Karunanidhi, Stalin targets his "spiritual politics"

04 Jan 2018

After Rajinikanth meets Karunanidhi, Stalin targets his "spiritual politics"

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.

Modi in Chennai: Highlights media's importance, offers flood assistance

06 Nov 2017

Modi in Chennai: Highlights media's importance, offers flood assistance

PM Narendra Modi landed in Chennai even as the city is witnessing heavy rains. Modi met CM Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam; and after reviewing the situation, he offered central assistance for relief and rescue operations.

DMK chief Karunanidhi in hospital for minor medical procedure

16 Aug 2017

DMK chief Karunanidhi in hospital for minor medical procedure

DMK chief M Karunanidhi was shifted to Alwarpet's Kauvery Hospital this morning to change a feeding tube. This one was given in December.