Highlights: Karunanidhi passes away, son MK Stalin pens emotional poem

08 August 2018, 12:34 AM
M Karunanidhi LIVE Updates | DMK chief passes away (Photo Source: PTI)
M Karunanidhi LIVE Updates | DMK chief passes away (Photo Source: PTI)

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M Karunanidhi breathed his last on Tuesday evening at the Kauvery Hospital after a prolonged struggle with failing health.

Here are the LIVE Updates on Karunanidhi Health:

#12:17 AM: "For one last time can I call you father as I have spent my entire life addressing you as leader," MK Stalin posted an emotional tweet a few minutes back.

#11:42 PM: Bihar Government has announced two-day state mourning in wake of M Karunanidhi's death.

#11:30 PM: Rajinikanth arrives at Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence where the DMK chief's mortal remains are kept.

#11:27 PM: DMK workers in Rameshwaram raise slogans 'Tamil Nadu Govt give space at Marina for Karunanidhi!

#11:25 PM: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with MK Stalin and Kanimozhi at Gopalapuram in Chennai.

#11:20 PM: He was an outstanding leader of Tamil Nadu and India. He was a prolific writer, poet, scriptwriter and dramatist. Tamil people were inspired by him to fight for social change and reform- D Raja, CPI on Karunanidhi.

#10:56 PM: DMK workers raise slogans in Gopalapuram hailing Karunanidhi and demand his burial next to Anna memorial at Marina beach.

#10:48 PM: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence.

#10:37 PM: Lawyers for DMK reach the residence of Madras High Court acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh who had agreed to hear today a case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for Karunanidhi.

#10:31 PM: Chennai: DMK workers and supporters gather outside Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram's residence after the DMK Chief's mortal remains reach the house.

#10:17 PM: Like Jayalalitha ji, Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) was an expression of the voice of the Tamil people. That voice deserves to be given space on Marina Beach. I am sure the current leaders of Tamil Nadu will be magnanimous in this time of grief: Rahul Gandhi.

#10:13 PM: Tamil Nadu Government must take all measures, for last rites of Karunanidhi to be performed near Anna memorial. This would be the highest respect we would be paying to him. This is my humble request: Rajinikanth.

#10:07 PM: A great leader has passed away, he did not only represent Tamil Nadu but India as a whole. He fought for federalism and for Tamil people. The people of Tamil Nadu will never forgive State Govt if it denies burial land which is requested by DMK: Farooq Abdullah on Karunanidhi.

#09:41 PM: National flag to fly at half mast on Wednesday in Delhi and all state capitals and throughout the state of Tamil Nadu. It has also been decided to accord state funeral on Wednesday in Chennai and national mourning has been declared for tomorrow: Government of India.

#09:19 PM: Madras High Court acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh agrees to hear by 10:30 pm today a case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for Karunanidhi.

#09:16 PM: Karnataka Government has declared one-day state mourning for tomorrow. 

#09:05 PM: Ambulance carrying Karunanidhi's mortal remains leaves from Kauvery Hospital for his Gopalapuram residence.

#08:51 PM: Tamil Nadu Government should not play politics. On such occasions, Govt and parties should be above politics. Kalaignar should be given his due. He deserves a rightful place even after his demise: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress.

#08:50 PM: DMK workers protest outside Kauvery hospital after Tamil Nadu Govt denied land for Karunanidhi memorial at Marina beach.

#08:32 PM: I offer my condolences to the family of M Karunanidhi ji. He was a senior and respected leader, he had an important contribution to the politics of Tamil Nadu: BJP's Ram Madhav on Karunanidhi's demise.

#08:22 PM: The demise of Karunanidhi is not just a loss for the state of Tamil Nadu, it's a big loss for the country. He was a great leader. He played a great role in national politics: Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP, on Karunanidhi.

#08:12 PM: Tamil Nadu Government declares a public holiday for tomorrow and seven-day mourning.

#08:05 PM: He was a great leader, who worked for the downtrodden. It is a big loss for the whole country: Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker on Karunanidhi.

#08:03 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik to travel to Chennai tomorrow.

#08:02 PM: He had shown the path to regional parties, its a tragic moment for his workers and those who loved him. He was a mature leader and a statesman. Pray to almighty that his soul rests in peace: HD Deve Gowda, Former Prime Minister.

#07:57 PM: M K Stalin in a statement has appealed to DMK workers to maintain peace and discipline, thanks to doctors and the management of Kauvery Hospital.

#07:54 PM: We had met CM and submitted a request for a 'Samadhi' near Anna memorial, he had accepted our request then, but has not communicated anything in this regard till now: Durai Murugan, Senior DMK leader.

#07:42 PM: Karunanidhi's last rites will take place at Marina beach tomorrow.

#07:41 PM: Preparations underway at Chennai's Rajaji Hall to keep Karunanidhi's body for public viewing.

#07:40 PM: Country has lost a great leader. Our condolences to the entire DMK family. Congress party has lost an important friend. A loss that will be difficult to recoup: Randeep Surjewala, Congress, on Karunanidhi.

#07:39 PM: DMK workers gather outside Kauvery hospital, raise slogans in memory of Karunanidhi.

#07:37 PM: It is saddening to know about the demise of M Karunanidhi. The DMK chief was someone who had contributed to the fields of politics, cinema and literature: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

#07:30 PM: In his death, India has lost a political stalwart and it will be difficult to fill the void caused by his sad demise. Telangana CM KC Rao has expressed his condolences to the bereaved members of the family.

#07:28 PM: His demise is a big loss for Tamil Nadu & the whole country. On behalf of BJP and myself, I pay tributes to Karunanidhi: Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister, on Karunanidhi.

#07:27 PM: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed deep sorrow over passing away of DMK President and Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi.

#07:25 PM: PM Narendra Modi to travel to Chennai tomorrow morning, to pay his last respects to M Karunanidhi.

#07:08 PM: Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my #Kalaignar. I pray for his soul: Rajinikanth on Karunanidhi.

#07:01 PM: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation services to Tamil Nadu have been stopped temporarily.

#06:54 PM: Deeply saddened by passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. He was one of the senior most leaders of India. We have lost a deep-rooted mass leader, prolific thinker, accomplished writer and a stalwart whose life was devoted to the welfare of the poor and the marginalised: PM Narendra Modi.

#06:44 PM: Dr M Karunanidhi passed away at 6.10 pm. Despite the best efforts of our doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond: Kauvery Hospital

#06:25 PM: Apart from Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence, security arrangements beefed up outside Kauvery Hospital.

#06:21 PM: TASMAC shops close down by 6 pm as M Karunanidhi's health condition deteriorates.

#06:17 PM: A DMK worker broke down outside Kauvery Hospital following the fresh medical bulletin, released some two hours back.

#06:15 PM: Security personnel deployed in heavy numbers around M Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram home as family members, close associates started gathering in his residence.

#05:52 PM: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee to arrive in Chennai at 9:30 pm today.

#05:48 PM: DMK workers break down after Kauvery Hospital released a statement that M Karunanidhi's health has deteriorated further.

#05:47 PM: Former minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna arrives at Karunanidhi's residence at Gopalapuram.

#05:43 PM: Kanimozhi, daughter of Karunanidhi bursts into tears as she arrives at Kauvery Hospital

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#05:14 PM: Security beefed up outside M Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence: source

#05:09 PM: All retail outlets and the bars attached to the state-run company will be shut by 6 pm today: Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC).

#05:06 PM: Chennai Police bars public entry inside Kauvery Hospital, where the DMK patriarch is undergoing treatment.

#04:46 PM: Chennai: DMK workers gather outside Kauvery Hospital as hospital releases statement that M Karunanidhi's health has deteriorated further.

#04:35 PM: New health bulletin fears worst: Significant decline There has been a significant decline in the clinical condition of Dr M Karunanidhi over the last few hours: Kauvery Hospital

#03:50 PM: Stalin requests CM Palaniswami for a place along Marina beach: DMK working president MK Stalin has reportedly requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami for a place along the Marina beach in Chennai, where they can build a memorial for the ailing DMK chief Karunanidhi.

#03:30 PM: Karunanidhi's health worsens, security beefed up outside hospital: Thousands of DMK supporters and workers have gathered outside the hospital as DMK chief Karunanidhi's health worsens. Tamil Nadu DGP ordered all police officers to report on duty immediately.

# 02:14 PM: Cadres throng Chennai hospital: DMK supporters continue to gather outside Cauvery Hospital where DMK Chief M Karunanidhi is currently admitted.

# 09:30 AM: Kanimozhi reaches hospital: DMK leader and daughter of Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi, reached the hospital where her father and former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi is undergoing treatment. She also met people gathered outside the hospital.

#09:10 AM: Supporters gathered outside Kauvery Hospital: Visuals from outside Chennai's Kauvery hospital where former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi is undergoing treatment. The hospital has stated a decline in his medical condition on Monday (earlier visuals).

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#09:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates: Thousands of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's supporters have gathered outside the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after his health condition declined on Monday evening. The doctors said that his response to the treatment over the next few hours will determine the prognosis. We are keeping a close eye on all the developments related to Karunanidhi. Stay with us for latest updates on his health.

First Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 08:58 AM
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