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Karunanidhi meets DMK cadres on Pongal

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

chief today party functionaries and cadres at his residence here on the occasion of 'Pongal'.

The wheel-chair bound veteran smiled and waved at party workers waiting outside his residence that was decked up in traditional style with plantain trees and sugarcane.

The workers lined up in a queue to greet their leader one by one. They also gifted him shawls, flowers and fruits.

working president MK visited his father and sought his blessings.

Since October last year, the 93-year-old leader has been inactive in in view of age-related issues.

fell ill in October, 2016 due to a

Earlier, party and MPs at his Alwarpet residence.

Former Corporation M Subramanian, Rajya Sabha MP and several other party leaders also called on him.

offered Rs 20 to all his supporters, who him, as a mark of affection.

In the past, would offer Rs 10 each to the party men who meet and greet him on the day of

cadres celebrated the as Egalitarian (samathuva pongal).

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:10 IST