Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister, M Karunanidhi, died in Chennai on August 7.
The doctors at the Kauvery Hospital declared him dead at 6.10 pm on Tuesday. He had been struggling for his life for over 10 days due to age-related ailments. "Despite the best efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond," a release from the hospital stated. Politicians as well as several film stars tweeted and condoled his demise. From Rajinikanth to Allu Arjun, many celebrities used Twitter as a medium to express their sadness.
Saddened to learn the news of the passing away of Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi ji. My heartfelt condolences to the family and the people of Tamil Nadu. He was a giant. May he rest in peace.????#RIPKalaignar pic.twitter.com/2C6XDlvv61— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) August 7, 2018
Rajnikant's tweet said, "Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my #Kalaignar. I pray for his soul: Rajinikanth on #Karunanidhi"
Kajal Aggarwal tweeted, “ 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.”
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
Madhur Bhandarkar's tweet said, "Saddened by the passing away of DMK Patriarch & a dynamic leader, #KARUNANIDHI sir. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family & admirers."
Parvati tweeted, “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 #?????? #KauveryHospital
End of an era ! Kalaignar was such an essential part of the fabric of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. All of us who've lived there will feel an inexplicable loss. RIP— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) August 7, 2018
Twitter was flooded with condolence messages in honor of the great man.