Farewell Karunanidhi: Curtains Down on Tamil Nadu’s Blockbuster Politics

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Farewell Karunanidhi: Curtains Down on Tamil Nadu’s Blockbuster Politics

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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he last few days have been full of suspense in Tamil Nadu, as the entire state hung on to the fate of DMK head honcho Karunanidhi. Hundreds of followers have been camping outside Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital for the last few weeks, holding on to any piece of information on their leader which they received from the medical bulletins. On July 29, Karunanidhi’s condition worsened, triggering panic, but within hours all fears were assuaged. The hospital called it a “transient setback” and Tamil Nadu heaved a sigh of relief.

DMK working president MK Stalin urged supporters to maintain calm time and again as Karunanidhi’s health went from critical to normal to very critical. And 21 DMK cadres reportedly died of shock in the past few weeks.

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