Kanchi Sankaracharya condoles death of Karunanidhi

Chennai, PTI | Updated : 08 August 2018, 07:21 PM
DMK president M Karunanidhi (Photo: PTI)
DMK president M Karunanidhi (Photo: PTI)

The Kanchi Shankaracharya on Wednesday condoled the death of DMK president M Karunanidhi, recalling his support to the famous Shaivite mutt on many occasions, senior BJP leader L Ganesan said.

Ganesan said he received a message from the pontiff, Vijayendra Saraswathi, "where I was asked to extend the mutt's condolences and sympathies with the family of Kalaignar, especially Mr. M K Stalin," the son of the departed leader.

Karunanidhi was often supportive of the mutt, Ganesan said in a statement, quoting the religious head.

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Ganesan, who had already paid tributes to the mortal remains of Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, said he once again went there as a "representative" of the mutt and conveyed the message to Stalin.

The 94-year-old Karunanidhi died at a private hospital on Tuesday following a prolonged illness. 

First Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 06:28 PM
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