Tributes pour in for Karunanidhi on Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi among those who expressed condolence

e4m by Apeksha Mishra
Published: Aug 8, 2018 12:02 PM  | 1 min read

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President for 50 years M Karunanidhi passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai. Kauvery Hospital released a statement saying that ‘Kalaignar’ took his last breath at 6:10 pm on August 7. As one witnessed scenes of inconsolable grief extend over Tamil Nadu, the state government declared a public holiday on Wednesday. Also, the national flag flies at half-mast on August 8 in Delhi. Tamil Nadu will observe a seven-day mourning as a mark of respect to the five-time Chief Minister.

While political leaders across parties expressed grief over the demise of the foremost Dravidian politician, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and few other leaders are in Chennai to pay their last respect to the man who has left a big void in the Tamil politics.

The poet-turned-politician ruled the TN politics as a colossus for several decades. Under his chief ministership, the state witnessed multiple economic, social & welfare programmes.

Several public figures took to Twitter to express their condolences. Take a look at what they said:

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Amit Shah, BJP President

Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

Mamata Banerjee, Bengal CM 

Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM 

Pranab Mukherjee, Former President

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