Chennai, August 8: The five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi died on Tuesday at the age of 94 in Chennai. The entire nation mourned the DMK chief's death who was also the longest-standing politician in the country. His son and working president of DMK MK Stalin wrote an emotional letter to the stalwart of Tamil politics. In his letter, Stalin expressed his wish to call the DMK patriarch "Appa" (father) once. He wrote, “I used to call you Thalaivare (leader), now I want to call you Appa for at least once.”
The working president of DML further wrote, “Every time wherever you go, you always inform me, but why didn’t you inform me this time? Where have you gone leaving us behind.” Stalin in his letter mentioned that the DMK patriarch wanted to engrave his life’s journey on his memorial. The working president of DMK wrote that 33 years ago, Karunanidhi asked him to inscribe on his memorial – "The person who worked untiringly throughout his life lies here. Now, have you decided that you did enough to the Tamil society?"
MK Stalin's letter to Karunanidhi:
ஒரே ஒருமுறை இப்போதாவது ‘அப்பா’ என அழைத்து கொள்ளட்டுமா ‘தலைவரே’! pic.twitter.com/HWyMPkSmLj
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 7, 2018
In an emotional tribute to his father, Stalin wrote that the DMK patriarch must be hiding somewhere to see whether anyone could beat his achievements of 80 years. Stalin also wanted that Karunanidhi should call his children so that they should be motivated to carry on the fight for Tamil community in the next century,
On Tuesday evening, Karunanidhi breathed his last at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. Before entering politics, he worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. His most notable movie was Parasakthi. Karunanidhi entered politics at the age of 14 and participated in anti-Hindi agitations. He also served as chief minister of Tamil Nadu between 1969 to 2011.