Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao mourns demise of M Karunanidhi

    Publish Date: August 7, 2018

    The Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao, who also served as Governor of Tamil Nadu for more than a year, has expressed grief over the demise of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and President of DMK Dr. M. Karunanidhi in Chennai on Tuesday.

    In a condolence message addressed to Sri M K Stalin, Working President of DMK, Governor Vidyasagar Rao said,
    “Sri Karunanidhi was one of the most popular and charismatic leaders produced by Tamil Nadu who dominated the political discourse of the nation for many decades. A visionary leader, ‘Kalaignar’ as he was affectionately called, was deeply committed to the welfare of the poorest person, farmers and workers. As five times Chief Minister, Karunanidhi introduced several innovative schemes for the welfare of the weaker sections of society. Dr. Karunanidhi was also a multi-talented personality, having been a writer, screenplay writer, theater artist and an art lover. In his demise, the people of Tamil Nadu have lost a Messiah of the Poor. I convey my deepest condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and to the members of the bereaved family on the demise of Dr Karunanidhi.”