The worshiper of the Dravidian ideologies, M Karunanidhi was a name that rose to fame, with his political participation.
Apart from being a successful politician, "Kalaignar”, as addressed by his followers, meaning the Scholar of arts, was also an influential writer and orator. He wrote on various social issues that prevailed in the society.
He had written over 75 screenplays in his lifetime, including the very famous, Thirukkural.
People’s fondness for him is evident from the fact that he never lost an election for the seat of MLA.
He had been elected as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, for continuous 5 times and had headed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, for several decades.
Talking about the greatness of Karunanidhi, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind had asserted, "as a contributor to the development of Tamil Nadu and of India, he has few peers."
On his death, the president expressed his sorrow and from his official Twitter handle, he tweeted, "Our country is poorer today".
His followers have been demanding he permission to bury Karunanidhi near the grave of Anna.
Well, the Madras High Court had declined their appeal to bury the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, on the Marina beach.