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TN Guv expresses grief over DMK chief's death

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Expressing grief over M Karunanidhi's death, today said he was a versatile leader who held the masses "mesmerized by his oratory."

The said several welfare schemes were implemented for the poor and underprivileged during Karunanidhi's tenure as

"Maternity assistance scheme, the marriage assistance scheme, the creation of the Slum Clearance Board, the provision of for the benefit of farmers, the formation of many labour welfare boards, nationalisation of were some of the most notable of them," the said in a statement.

"I am deeply shocked and grieved to know about the death of Dr M Karunanidhi, of and former chief minister of

He was fondly called Kalaignar and was a versatile leader who held the masses mesmerized by his oratory," Purohit said.

Purohit said Karunanidhi's contribution to the development of the Tamil language would always be remembered.

His dialogues aimed at the promotion of social justice enlivened many a film and attracted the audience in large numbers to his brand of ideology, the governor added.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 22:40 IST