MK Stalin wrote an emotional letter to his father and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi after his demise as thousands of people across Tamil Nadu mourned the death of the towering Tamil leader. Stalin titled the letter as ‘Shall I address you as Appa once at least now?’
The full transcript of the letter (Translated from Tamil to English):
"You used to tell me the place where ever you go. Now, where have you gone without telling me? Where did you go leaving us all in the lurch? You had said 33 years back, what should be written in your memorial- Here lies the person who worked untiringly throughout his life. Have you now decided that you did enough for Tamil society."
" Are you hiding somewhere, to see if anyone can beat your achievements? On June 3, the day of your birthday, I begged for at least half the ability you had. Now will you give the heart you got long ago from Arignar Anna, to me? Because, with that significant donation, we will fulfill your unfulfilled dreams and ideals."
"On behalf of crores of 'Udanpirappukkal' (Karunanidhi used to address DMK cadre as Udanpirappu (blood brothers), I appeal to you: "Just utter the phrase 'Udanpirappe' once and that will make us work for a century! I used to address you as 'thalaivare' (leader) most of the time in my life than calling you as 'appa'. At least now, shall I address you once as 'appa'?"
"With tears, MK Stalin."
ஒரே ஒருமுறை இப்போதாவது ‘அப்பா’ என அழைத்து கொள்ளட்டுமா ‘தலைவரே’! pic.twitter.com/HWyMPkSmLj— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 7, 2018