Karunanidhi — at 94, the passing of a patriarch

Updated - November 28, 2021 08:32 am IST

Published - August 08, 2018 03:35 am IST

M. Karunanidhi, five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president for nearly 50 years, died at 6.10 p.m. on August 7 after battling infection and age-related ailments for 11 days at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. Affectionately called ''Kalaignar'' (artiste and man of letters), he was 94.

Here is a series from The Hindu examining the multiple roles he played: from championing social justice, to being a die-hard proponent of the Tamil language, from shaping the Dravidian movement to being a lifelong warrior for Sri Lankan Tamil cause.

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