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In an unfortunate development, veteran politician and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has passed away in much to the shock of his die-hard supporters. The 94-year-old DMK supremo was admitted to a noted hospital in Chennai on Saturday (July 28, 2018) after suffering from urinary tract infection and initially showed signs of improvement. However, his health detoriated on Tuesday (August 7, 2018), and this ultimately led to his death. He had not been keeping too well for a year and was rarely seen in public.
Before entering politics 'Kalaignar' worked as a scriptwriter and wrote the screenplays of several popular films. He began his career with MGR's Rajakumari and gave a strong proof of his abilities as a writer. The 1952 release Parashakthi is regarded as one of the most popular films of his career. The Sivaji Ganesan starrer revolved around the core ideals of the Dravidian movement and ruffled a few feathers. It faced opposition from the orthodox groups and was even banned for a short period of time. His subsequent films too dealt with sensitive issues like widow re-marriage and untouchability. As his films often dealt with sensitive issues, they ran into trouble with the 'Censors'.
Karunanidhi's death marks the end of an era and we hope that his near and dear ones stay strong in this difficult time.