New Delhi : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday condoled the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief, Muthuvel Karunanidhi.
Calling Karunanidhi, a 'highly popular' and 'eminent personality', Mahajan adjourned the house and said, "With profound sorrow, I have to inform the House about the sad demise of #Karunanidhi who passed away on 7 Aug 18. He served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five times."
The doyen of Tamil politics, M. Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
'Kalaignar' breathed his last at Kauvery Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
The DMK chief was first admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 18 for a change of Tracheostomy Tube. However, he was discharged the same day after the procedure.
In the following weeks, Karunanidhi developed a fever after his UTI infection aggravated due to which he was undergoing hospital-like treatment at his Gopalapuram residence. However, after the DMK chief's health worsened on July 28 mid-night he was rushed to Kauvery Hospital around 1:30 am.
Karunanidhi is survived by three wives and six children.