Karunanidhi dead at 94: Following news of the death of politician-screenwriter M Karunanidhi, on Tuesday, celebrities expressed their condolences on social media.
Politician-screenwriter M. Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday. He was 94. Karunanidhi started his career as a screenwriter in Tamil films. His first film as a writer released in 1947, but appreciation came his way after his 1952 film Parasakthi. The 1952 film also marked the debut of Sivaji Ganeshan and was the story of a family that faces many trials during World War II. The film was criticised at the time of its release as its content was quite bold in terms of its ideology. Karunanidhi was not afraid of expressing his thoughts when it came to a film’s script. Many of his films spoke about subjects like widow remarriage, abolition of zamindari and untouchability among other issues. A few of his plays were banned in the 1950s because of their content. For him, cinema was a vehicle of presenting his political thoughts and ideologies. His last film as a screenwriter was Ponnar Shankar that released in 2011.
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Your love and support will never be forgotten, says Jayam Ravi
Actor Jayam Ravi also expressed his grief at Karunanidhi’s death and shared a picture of himself with the late politician. The tweet read, ‘Your love and support towards us will never be forgotten.’
India has lost a towering personality, says Hema Malini
“India has lost a towering personality, an elder statesman, a seasoned politician in the passing of Karunanidhiji this evening. It is an irreparable loss for the DMK & for Tamil Nadu politics in particular. Indeed, they have lost a guiding light. May his soul rest in peace,” Hema Malini said via Twitter.
The SUN will shine in our hearts always, says Parvatii Nair
Parvatii Nair shared on Twitter, “Rest in Peace Kalaignar Karunanidhi – a Leader by all means. Your contributions to the welfare of Tamil language and Tamilnadu will speak across generations. The SUN will shine in our hearts always. #Karunanidhi #RIPKalaignar #u0b95u0bb2u0bc8u0b9eu0bb0u0bcd #KauveryHospital”
Karunanidhi touched millions of lives, says Mohan Babu
Mohan Babu wrote on Twitter, “A true legend, a leader of masses and always lead by example, Sri. Karunanidhi leaves a huge void. My condolences to Brothers Stalin and Alagiri and their families. He touched millions of lives with his policies, gave hope to millions and inspired millions with his writing.”
Karunanidhi deserves respect and more, says RJ Balaji
RJ Balaji posted on Twitter, “Its absolutely disgraceful to deny #Marina4Kalaignar . The man deserve this respect and more. Come on, This is not the time for pettiness and political rivalries. Show some class and sensiblity. #Reconsider”
Madhavan pays tribute to Karunanidhi
Ranganathan Madhavan said, “Saddened hearing the demise of one of this nation’s most dynamic leader and writer. May his soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to the entire party, family and supporters.”
Lakshmi Manchu on Karunanidhi
Lakshmi Manchu tweeted, “One of the most senior veteran politician and a great soul, Karunanidhi sir left us today. We salute your contribution towards the development of Tamil Nadu as a state, to its literature & the film industry as a screen writer. My hearfelt condolences to the family. #RIPKalaignar”