Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin paid tribute to his father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on his 98th birth anniversary on Thursday. Popularly known as ‘Kalaignar‘, Muthuvel Karunanidhi was a writer and politician who served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for almost two decades, between 1969 and 2011.
Chennai | Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin pays floral tribute to his father and former CM M Karunanidhi on his 98th birth anniversary pic.twitter.com/SkrSY1vTSg
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Born on June 3, 1924, M Karunanidhi contested 12 assembly elections polls and never lost an election. The former chief minister of Tamil Nadu entered the legislative assembly at the age of 33, representing Kulithalai constituency.
M Karunanidhi is also known for his contributions to Tamil literature. Before entering politics, Karunanidhi worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. He also wrote plays, novels and a multiple-volume memoir.