Karunanidhi was born on June 3, 1924 in Thirukkuvalai as Dakshinamoorthy. He changed his name to Karunanidhi inspired by the rationalist movements that were against the use of gods' names. Photo shows Karunanidhi along with his son M.K. Stalin visiting his childhood home at Thirukkuvalai in Nagapattinam district on October 1, 2009.
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