DMK patriarch and five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after an 11-day struggle. He was 94. Before entering the political arena, Karunanidhi was also a very influential screenwriter. As a script-writer, he would have easily slipped into the shadows of those film stars who enjoy crazy status in Tamil Nadu, but he chose politics...Further, according to reports, the time of his death was 6.10 pm. His health had seen a significant decline in the last 24 hours due to multi-organ failure. Doctors also stated that despite maximum medical support, he could not be saved. Thousands of Kalaignar’s supporters are mourning outside the hospital and condolences have started pouring in for the veteran leader. And here are a few celebs from the entertainment industry who are mourning the leader's death.
T 2893 - பிரார்த்தனை மற்றும் இரங்கல் , for the Honourable and dynamic leader Shri Karunanidhi .. I received my very 1st National Award for 'Saat Hindustani' from him, when the ceremony was held in Chennai that year .. he was the CM ..🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/lu9Mc886EX
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 8, 2018
End of an era ! Kalaignar was such an essential part of the fabric of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. All of us who've lived there will feel an inexplicable loss. RIP
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) August 7, 2018
A revered politician, a cinematic genius, a fighter for social justice and above all a great human being who redefined Tamil Nadu's political chapter is no more. Strength and Condolences to Kalaignar's family.
Udal mannukku Uyir Thamizhukku! pic.twitter.com/Q1BvhPy88s— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 7, 2018
என்னுடைய கலைஞர் மறைந்த இந்த நாள் என் வாழ்நாளில் நான் மறக்க முடியாத ஒரு கருப்பு நாள்.
அவருடைய ஆன்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 7, 2018
Saddened to learn the news of the passing away of Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi ji. My heartfelt condolences to the family and the people of Tamil Nadu. He was a giant. May he rest in peace.🙏#RIPKalaignar pic.twitter.com/2C6XDlvv61
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) August 7, 2018
With profound grief I have learnt about the loss of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi one of the best leaders the country has ever witnessed. I hope God gives courage and hope to the family member and fellow Tamilians to cope with this huge loss #RIPKalaignar
— Hansika (@ihansika) August 7, 2018
End of an era - #RIPKalaignar - a true artist and a colossus of Tamil Nadu
— Sanjay Subrahmanyan (@sanjaysub) August 7, 2018
My condolences to his admirers, supporters and his family .. #RIPKalaignar
— Pranitha Subhash (@pranitasubhash) August 7, 2018
End of an era ...
Sad to hear about the demise of DMK Chief and 5 times CM Sh M #Karunanidhi Ji.
May his soul Rest In Peace!#RIPKalaignar
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) August 7, 2018
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) August 7, 2018
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) August 7, 2018
The Last #Tamil Titan has fallen. Former TN CM #MKarunanidhi was an incomparable man. #TamilNadu has lost at once its greatest contemporary political and creative enigma. Our beautiful language #Tamil will miss #Kalaignar #Karunanidhi This void he has left will take ages to fill.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) August 7, 2018
Grandad’s oldest friend, his best man at his wedding, a part of the family even before the brand Sivaji came in to the industry & a well wisher of all things related to Annai illam . We will miss you Aiyah 😔🙏#கலைஞர் 🙏 #Legend 🙏 pic.twitter.com/0VNri6vi1m
— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) August 7, 2018
Deeply grieved at passing of Kalaignar avl. His place in TN history is distinct & he's inspired countless to follow their calling in cinema & politics. His loss is irreplacable. My heartfelt condolences to his family&legions of followers. May his soul RIP 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Gautami (@gautamitads) August 7, 2018
Another era comes to an end #RIPKalaignar
— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) August 7, 2018
Karunanidhi, who was popularly referred to as Kalaignar (actor) was admitted to the hospital on July 28 after he contracted urinary tract infection and developed a high fever. May his soul rest in peace!
A long long meaningful journey comes to an end. Rest in peace kalaignar. I join the people of tamil nadu in mourning the demise of the senior most leader Dr.M.karunanidhi #RIPKalaignar
— koratala siva (@sivakoratala) August 7, 2018