DMK leader Karunanidhi passes away

DMK leader Karunanidhi passes away

M Karunanidhi, DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister, passed away around 6.10 pm on Tuesday. 94-year-old Karunanidhi has served Tamil Nadu as chief minister for five times. He was receiving treatment for age-related ailments for some times at Kauvery hospital in Chennai.

Karunanidhi was admitted at the hospital for the first time on July 18 for change of tracheotomy tube. On July 26, the hospital said Karunanidhi was suffering from urinary tract infection and he was being treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. However, the DMK leader's condition turned bad on July 28 with a drop in his blood pressure and he was shifted to the hospital. He has remained there since then.