DMK Chief M Karunanidhi Dies at 94, Twitter Mourns the Dravidian Stalwart’s Death
M Karunanidhi (Photo Credits: Kalaignar Karunanidhi @Kalaignar89 Facebook)

M Karunanidhi, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President died at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai today. He was admitted to the hospital last month after his health condition weakened. While there was slight improvement thereafter, his health deteriorated substantially. According to a medical bulletin by the hospital, he passed away at 6:10 pm due to multiple organ failure. Doctors said that despite maximum medical support, his state declined due to age-related ailments. Meanwhile, Twitter is mourning the death of the veteran leader who was a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

A statement issued by Executive Director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj of Cauvery Hospital reads, "There has been a decline in the medical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Maintaining his vital organ functions continue to remain a challenge considering his age-related ailments." RIP Muthuvel Karunanidhi! 5 Facts About Kalaignar to Remember As DMK Patriarch Dies at 94

It added, "He is on continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support. His response to the medical intervention over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis." On social media, everyone from politicians, actors, celebrities and commoners are condoling the death of the leader.

Here are some of the tweets:

1. Here's what PM Narendra Modi tweeted:

2. Here's what Ramesh Bala tweeted:

3. Here's what Hansika Motwani tweeted:

4. Here's what Shashi Tharoor tweeted:

5. Here's what Sachin Pilot tweeted:

Karunanidhi was born on June 3, 1924, in Thirukuvalai, Nagapattinam district as Dakshinamoorthy. He married thrice and had six children. He was popularly known as Kalaignar which can be literally translated to 'artist'.

6. Here's what Lokesh Nara tweeted:

7. Here's what Rahul Gandhi tweeted:

From literature to poetry, art was dear to his heart and was loved for the same.  He has written scripts of several Tamil films. He entered politics at the age of 14 and rose to become the face of Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu and remained a stalwart all his years. Karunanidhi was one of the main political rivals of Jayalalithaa who passed away in December last year. With the death of the DMK supremo, the Tamil Nadu politics will lack two massively popular figures.