M. Karunanidhi

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Karunanidhi in Chief Minister's office
15th, 12th, 10th, 4th, 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
In office
13 May 2006 – 15 May 2011
Preceded byJayalalithaa
Succeeded byJayalalithaa
In office
13 May 1996 – 13 May 2001
Preceded byJayalalithaa
Succeeded byO. Panneerselvam
In office
27 January 1989 – 30 January 1991
Preceded byJanaki Ramachandran
Succeeded byJayalalithaa
In office
15 March 1971 – 31 January 1976
Preceded byPresident's rule
Succeeded byPresident's rule
In office
10 February 1969 – 4 January 1971
Preceded byV. R. Nedunchezhiyan (acting)
Succeeded byPresident's rule
Personal details

(1924-06-03)3 June 1924
Thirukuvalai, Tiruvarur, British India
Died7 August 2018(2018-08-07) (aged 94)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)Padmavathi (deceased)
ChildrenM. K. Muthu
M. K. Alagiri
M. K. Stalin
M. K. Tamilarasu
M. K. Selvi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi (born Dakshinamurthy; 3 June 1924 – 7 August 2018) was an Indian politician. He has served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu five different times. He is the head of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK),[1] a Dravidian political party in the state of Tamil Nadu. He has been the leader of the DMK since the death of its founder, C. N. Annadurai, in 1969.[2]

Karunanidhi was born in Thirukuvalai, Tiruvarur, British India. He was an atheist.[3] Karunanidhi died in Chennai at a hospital from multiple organ failure on 7 August 2018, aged 94.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "DMK's Official Homepage". Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. "Biography of Karunanaidhi in official party website". Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. "Karunanidhi shares dais with Sai Baba". CNN-IBN. 17 June 2007. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  4. "'Kalaignar' M. Karunanidhi, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief, passes away aged 94". The Hindu. 7 August 2018.

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