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Veteran actor Rajinikanth just took to Twitter and commented on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister/DMK President M Karunanidhi's death. Reacting to his demise, Thalaiva said that he was heartbroken by the unfortunate incident and described today (August 7, 2018) as a 'black day' in his life. While offering condolences to his family, Rajinikanth added that he had lost his 'kalaignar'. He added that he would pray for the departed soul.
"Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my Kalaignar. I pray for his soul," he added.
Karunanidhi 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 'showed a decline' on Monday (August 6, 2018) and this ultimately led to his death today (August 7, 2018).
Before entering politics, 'Kalaignar' worked as a scriptwriter and wrote the screenplays of several hard-hitting movies. He began his Kollywood career with MGR's Rajakumari and gave a strong proof of his abilities as a storyteller.
The 1952 release Parashakthi is considered to be one of the most iconic films of his career. The Sivaji Ganesan starrer dealt with the core ideals of the Dravidian movement and ruffled a few feathers. It faced opposition from the orthodox section of the society and was even banned for a short period of time. His subsequent films too touched upon sensitive issues like widow re-marriage and untouchability. As his films often dealt with bold issues, they frequently ran into trouble with the 'Censors'.
Karunanidhi's death has left a void in the film industry and the world of politics. And, needless to say, he will be deeply missed.