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Kerala guv, CM express grief over Karuna's death

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

P Sathasivam and Vijayan today expressed grief over the death of and former M Karunanidhi.

Sathasivam in a message said Karunanidhi was a perfect blend of statesmanship and creativity.

"Each welfare measure he introduced as CM reflected a strong desire for social justice, urge to uplift the backward classes and downtrodden, and his unflinching faith in secularism and unmatched richness of Tamil heritage," the said.

"His is a loss beyond words," he added.

Vijayan said Karunanidhi was one of the greats of Indian politics, but his contributions were not limited to

He was a man of letters who enriched the Tamil language with poems, novels, screenplays and plays, Vijayan said.

"The legacy of the great leader will live on," he said, extending his condolences to the bereaved family and people of

was among those who expressed grief over the death.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:10 IST