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India lost a great son who strode Tamil pol like a colossus for 6 decades: Rahul on Karunanidhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today condoled the demise of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi and said he strode the stage of Tamil like a colossus for six decades.

The said that in his passing, has lost a "great son".

Gandhi would be travelling to Chennai tomorrow, along with other senior leaders, to pay homage to the DMK patriarch and participate in the last rites.

"Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved tonight," he said on

DMK chief M Karunanidhi, one of the foremost Dravidian politicians in modern times, died here today, after waging a grim battle for life aged 94, the hospital where he was admitted for the last 11 days said.

One of the most charismatic figures of whose public life spanned over seven decades, is survived by two wives and six children, including DMK working and heir apparent M K and daughter Kanimozhi, a

The most enduring mascot of the breathed his last at 6.10 pm, the hospital said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:30 IST