Condolences poured in today after
demise of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi from politicians across
the spectrum in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister
Devendra Fadnavis, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress president
Ashok Chavan are among the prominent leaders who have
expressed grief over the death of the iconic Tamil leader.
Fadnavis said social reforms always remained the
agenda of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.
Karunanidhi breathed his last at a Chennai hospital
this evening after prolonged illness.
"Karunanidhi's death is a great loss to the country.
He was a popular leader who gave a new direction to Tamil Nadu
politics. Social reforms were always his agenda," Fadnavis
Noting that Karunanidhi was a good writer and orator,
he added that "in national politics, the central government
had to always take cognisance of Karunanidhi...he was such a
In a condolence message addressed toDMK Working
President M K Stalin, the governor said Karunanidhi was one of
the most popular and charismatic leaders produced by Tamil
Nadu who dominated the political discourse of the nation for
Rao, who had served as the Governor of Tamil Nadu for
more than a year, stated that "Kalaignar" was the visionary
leader who was deeply committed to the welfare of the poorest
person, farmers and workers.
"As five times Chief Minister, Karunanidhi introduced
several innovative schemes for the welfare of the weaker
sections of society. Dr. Karunanidhi was also a multi-talented
personality, having been a writer, screenplay writer, theatre
artist and an art lover. In his demise, the people of Tamil
Nadu have lost a Messiah of the Poor.
"I convey my deepest condolences to the people of
Tamil Nadu and to the members of the bereaved family on the
demise of Dr Karunanidhi," he stated.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Karunanidhi will always be
remembered as a leader of masses in the Indian political
"Saddened to know about the demise of DMK president
and former Tamil Naduchief minister M Karunanidhi. My
heartfelt condolences with his family. May his soul rest in
peace," he said.
Chavan said an era in Indian politics ended with the
demise of the DMKpresident.
"My heartfelt condolences to the family and
followers," he said.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)