President of India Ram Nath Kovind tweeted his condolences:
Vice President of India- Venkaiah Naidu tweeted his condolences as:
“I am grieved by the passing away of Shri M. Karunanidhi, one of the leading and longstanding politicians of our country who left a mark of his own during his long public life of about 80 years including 56 years as Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.”
PM condoles the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. “Deeply saddened by the 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,” said PM in his condolence message.
“Kalaignar Karunanidhi stood for regional aspirations as well as national progress. He was steadfastly committed to the welfare of Tamils and ensured that Tamil Nadu’s voice was effectively heard. I have had the opportunity of interacting with Karunanidhi Ji on several occasions. His understanding of policy and emphasis on social welfare stood out. Firmly committed to democratic ideals, his strong opposition to the Emergency will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the family and the countless supporters of Karunanidhi in this hour of grief. India and particularly Tamil Nadu will miss him immensely. May his soul rest in peace”, the Prime Minister added.
Vice President of INC- Rahul Gandhi tweeted his condolences as –
Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, India has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved leader tonight.
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FICCI condoles the passing away of Thiru. M. Karunanidhi
FICCI condoles the passing away of Thiru. M. Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Thiru Karunanidhi was certainly one amongst the most iconic political stalwarts in the history of Tamil Nadu politics.
A 5-term Chief Minister of one of India’s most progressive States, Thiru Karunanidhi has immensely contributed to Tamil Nadu’s economic scenario and industrial development. Thiru Karunanidhi’s contribution to the fields of Tamil Literature and Cinema will forever be etched in history. It rightfully earned him the title of Kalaignar, which will remain for perpetuity. FICCI conveys its heartfelt condolences to Thiru Karunanidhi’s bereaved family, the DMK Party and all his well-wishers.