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Vice President Venkiah Naidu to unveil statue of Karunanidhi in Chennai

- May 28, 2022

Chennai, May 28 (BPNS)

Vice President of India, M. Venkiah Naidu will unveil the statue of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Late M. Karunanidhi on Saturday evening at Omandurar Government Estate premises. State Chief Minister and son of late Karunanidhi, M.K Stalin will be present in the function.

After the unveiling of the statue, a function will be held at Kalaivanar Arangam hall in Chennai. It is to be noted that the late Kaignar Karunanidhi was a record five-term Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and was elected to the state assembly for  13 times from 1957 onwards. He served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a record 19 years.

He was a poet, movie scriptwriter, and ideologue of the DMK when it was founded taking the concept of Dravidian ideology mooted by late EV Ramasamy Periyar.

Karunanidhi was one of the stalwarts of the DMK along with the founder leader of the party and late Chief Minister, C.N. Annadurai. The writings and speeches of Karunanidhi made him highly popular among the masses and he later turned out to be a major political force in South India and was one of the key persons involved in stitching coalitions in New Delhi during both NDA and UPA governments.