Indian actors mourn the loss of Karunanidhi
In the evening hours of 7th August 2018, Karunanidhi breathed his last in Chennai at the Kauvery hospital. His mortal remains at the Rajaji Hall for the public to pay homage. Karunanidhi, was the chief of the part DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) died when he was 94 years old.
Ever since the announcement of his death, people have been speaking about the end of an era, and how Tamil Nadu’s revolutionary leader is gone. Celebrities too took to their social media pages to convey their regards for the great leader.
என்னுடைய கலைஞர் மறைந்த இந்த நாள் என் வாழ்நாளில் நான் மறக்க முடியாத ஒரு கருப்பு நாள்.
அவருடைய ஆன்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 7, 2018
“This is a black day I can not forget in my lifetime of my artist’s day. Let his soul rest in peace”.
2. Kamal Haasan
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 7, 2018
“When Anna was alive, the two who grew to guard the party were Kalaignar and MGR. It is only honourable that all three be revered in the same place. It is sad that the young ones who joined the party after MGR don’t honour this. Had MGR been alive and Kalaignar had passed away, he would have ensured that Anna’s thambi was near him.
A revered politician, a cinematic genius, a fighter for social justice and above all a great human being who redefined Tamil Nadu's political chapter is no more. Strength and Condolences to Kalaignar's family.
Udal mannukku Uyir Thamizhukku! pic.twitter.com/Q1BvhPy88s
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 7, 2018
4. Prakash Raj
KALAINGAR. RISING SUN..VOICE OF TAMIL PRIDE.a SOCIAL REVOLUTIONARY.met him as a role in a script of IRUVAR..read him,played him n finally met him. Loads of memories.his warmth when I achieved..those vicious witty jibes n smile when I differed with him..will miss you chief.🙏RIP. pic.twitter.com/iJVVile6Nr
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) August 7, 2018
“Muthamizh Arignar, Mooththa Thalaivar, 5-time Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalaignar was a renowned person in the field for literature, politics, and also a powerful leader. I would like to deliver my condolences to his grief-stricken family, the party members of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, and the people of Tamil Nadu.
6. Kajal Aggarwal
Very disturbed by the news of our former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi ji passing away. Such a legend. My heartfelt condolences to his family and the millions who feel his loss. #RIPKalaingar
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) August 7, 2018
7. Raghava Lawrence
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) August 7, 2018
Deeply saddened 2 hear dat our iconic leader #KalaignarKarunanidhi ayya is no more An irreplaceable leader.nobody cn match his contribution n politics and https://t.co/AooGx53SY9 deepest condolences 2 his family n his https://t.co/WTNTvwKkEI.i request Tn govt 2 allot marina beach
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) August 7, 2018
9. Allu Arjun
KALAIGNAR . Patriarch of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. 5 times CM , 6 Decades Of Political Career , Bhishma Pitamah of TN Politics , Dravidian Pride . Condolences to Family , Followers & every Tamilian . May his soul RIP #Karunanidhi #RIPKalaignar
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) August 7, 2018
10. Ramya Krishnan
— Ramya Krishnan (@meramyakrishnan) August 7, 2018
11. Riteish Deshmukh
Today India has lost one of its tallest leaders. Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi ji. Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones 🙏🏽 His contribution to the state of Tamil Nadu, its people has been immense. True Champion of Tamil pride. RIP Sir.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 7, 2018
12. Trish Krish
— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) August 7, 2018
13. Vikram Prabhu
Grandad’s oldest friend, his best man at his wedding, a part of the family even before the brand Sivaji came in to the industry & a well wisher of all things related to Annai illam . We will miss you Aiyah 😔🙏#கலைஞர் 🙏 #Legend 🙏 pic.twitter.com/0VNri6vi1m
— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) August 7, 2018
Apart from politics, Karunanidhi has contributed immensely to cinema as well. He began his career as a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry with the film Rajakumari (1947). He then went on to write over 30 films. His last film as a writer was Ponnar Shankar (2011). He was famous for writing stories that had social and historical themes. One of his most popular films is Parasakthi (1952) which started Sivaji Ganesan in the lead. The film supported the Dravidian ideology and went on to become a box-office success. A leader who changed politics with his party DMK in Tamil Nadu and went on to become one of India’s greatest politicians.
Rest in peace, great leader.