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India has lost a visionary leader:CII

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Trade body today paid tribute to late M Karunanidhi, saying the country has lost a great visionary, dynamic and inspiring leader who worked for the uplift of the underprivileged.

During Karunanidhi's tenure as over many terms, industrial growth in progressed remarkably well, said in a statement.

"has worked closely under the guidance and leadership of the former Several key initiatives were taken through his inspirational direction and strong encouragement," he said.

Mittal referred to the programmes where CII had partnered with the government during the DMK regime which included development of IT parks in Tier II cities and setting up of the

"Industry in the state will always miss his towering personality and erudite guidance," he said.

founder-chairman Dr said "has lost one of its finest leaders and a visionary social reformist."

"He (Karunanidhi) was more than just a politician, and he used his writing and oratorical skills to further social and rationalist ideals which he believed in and stood for," Reddy said.

Terming Karunanidhi's death a "personal loss" to him, Reddy said, "he was always a supporter of my efforts to build India's first corporate hospital."

"His words that had become synonymous with the word 'Hospital' and the name Apollo had become a symbol of modern in gave me tremendous motivation. I shall be forever grateful for his encouragement that helped me succeed in the face of challenges," he said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 21:15 IST