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PM mourns Karunanidhi's death, calls him a deep-rooted mass leader

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Modi today mourned the death of DMK M Karunanidhi, describing him as a prolific thinker and a who stood for regional aspiration and national progress.

"I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. He was one of the senior most leaders of Kalaignar Karunanidhi stood for regional aspirations as well as national progress. He was steadfastly committed to the welfare of Tamils and ensured that Tamil Nadu's voice was effectively heard," Modi said in his tweets.

The PM said that he had the opportunity of interacting with Karunanidhi on several occasions and his understanding of policy and emphasis on social welfare stood out.

He was firmly committed to democratic ideals and his strong opposition to the Emergency will always be remembered, Modi said.

"We have lost a deep-rooted mass leader, prolific thinker, accomplished and a stalwart whose life was devoted to the welfare of the poor and the marginalised," the PM said.

"My thoughts are with the family and the countless supporters of in this hour of grief. and particularly will miss him immensely. May his soul rest in peace," he tweeted.

Karunanidhi died at 6.10 pm today at the age of 94 after

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:20 IST