Tamil Nadu lost its father figure. DMK chief M. Karunanidhi died on 7th August after several days in hospital. Mourners thronged the area outside his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai even as the party moved the Madras High Court to have him buried at Marina beach.
He was an Indian writer and politician who served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadufor five terms and twenty years between 1969 and 2011. He was a long-standing leader of the Dravidian self-respect movement and ten-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party. Before entering politics he 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.He was popularly referred to as Kalaignar in Tamil Nadu by his supporters.
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