M. Karunanidhi, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, passed away at the age of 94 on August 7, 2018. His sudden demise, owing to a long ailment, has shaken the state of Tamil Nadu along with the political fraternity. Amid the loss of the political head of the state, the Tamil Nadu government has announced a holiday for all educational institutes including the colleges, schools and government offices for today.
The president of the DMK political party, Karunanidhi, breathed his last at 6.10 pm. He was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital on July 28 with regards to a urinary tract infection, which later caused high fever, worsening his condition.
Karunanidhi, who was fondly called Kalaignar, was an active member in the Dravidian movement led by Periyar EV Ramasamy. He shared the top brass seat in politics along with the likes of MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.
Tamil Nadu has announced a 7-day mourning period and educational institutes will be closed for today.