Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, BJP President Amit Shah and several other leaders expressed grief over the death of DMK stalwart M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday.
“Deeply saddened at the passing away of Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi. 60 years a legislator, 5 times CM and a pillar of many coalitions at the Centre, he influenced his state’s and the national politics like few others. My deepest condolences to his family and admirers. He will be missed deeply,” Mukherjee said in a tweet.
The Vice President described Karunanidhi as one of the leading and longstanding politician of the country who left a mark of his own.
“I am grieved by the passing away of M. Karunanidhi, one of the leading and longstanding politicians of our country who left a mark of his own during his long public life of about 80 years including 56 years as Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly,” Naidu said in a tweet.
“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.”tweeted Actor Mohan Babu
“Sri. Karunanidhi, the one man who defied all odds! Praying the almighty to give strength to his family and my Tamil brothers and sisters. Irreplaceable loss.” Tweeted Vishnu Manchu
“Deeply saddened 2 hear dat our iconic leader
#KalaignarKarunanidhi ayya is no more An irreplaceable leader.nobody cn match his contribution n politics and http://cinema.My deepest condolences 2 his family n his http://followers.RIP .i request Tn govt 2 allot marina beach” -Actor Vishal