M. Karunanidhi, DMK President and five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, passed away this evening after two days of critical illness.

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The news was put forward on the social media through a press release by Kauvery Hospital, Chennai.

According to a report by TOI, Karunanidhi, was suffering from a urinary tract infection and other age-related ailments, and was hospitalized on July 28. His condition was believed to be critical since yesterday.

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The charismatic leader is known to have never lost an election in his political career spanning over six decades. He had also made a mark in Tamil art and culture through his book, and dialogues for movies.

PM Modi also expressed his condolences.

May his soul rest in peace.