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DMK chief Karunanidhi passes away

DMK President M Karunanidhi

Chennai: Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the DMK president for 50 years, died in Kauvery Hospital at 6.10 pm. He was 94.

“With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 06.10 pm. Despite the possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond,” the hospital said in its medical bulletin.

“We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide,” the hospital further said.

A pall of gloom has descended on the Gopalapuram residence of Karunanidhi. DMK workers are seen breaking down after Kauvery Hospital released a statement that the DMK chief is no more.

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital following a dip in his blood pressure last month.

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