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Kanchi Sankaracharya condoles death of Karunanidhi

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Kanchi Shankaracharya today condoled the death of DMK M Karunanidhi, recalling his support to the famous Shaivite mutt on many occasions, senior BJP leader L Ganesan said.

Ganesan said he received a message from the pontiff, Vijayendra Saraswathi, "where I was asked to extend the mutt's condolences and sympathies with the family of Kalaignar, especially Mr M K Stalin," the son of the departed leader.

was often supportive of the mutt, Ganesan said in a statement, quoting the the

Ganesan, who had already paid tributes to the mortal remains of at Rajaji Hall, said he once again went there as a "representative" of the mutt and conveyed the message to

The 94 year-old died at a private hospital yesterday following a prolonged illness.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 18:10 IST