DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi Takes His Last Breath In Chennai's Kauvery Hospital

| August 7 , 2018 , 18:55 IST

DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi took his last breath in Chennai’s Kauvery hospital on Tuesday. He took his last breath around 6 PM.

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi is "extremely critical" and "unstable", said a medical bulletin released by Kauvery Hospital in Chennai at 4:30 PM on Tuesday.

Earlier, massive crowds had gathered overnight as Chennai's Kauvery Hospital on Monday evening revealed that the condition of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi has further declined. The 94-year-old 5 time Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi, fondly known as Kalaignar was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Kauvery Hospital on July 28 after a dip in blood pressure.

On July 26, Kauvery Hospital said Karunanidhi was being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection with intravenous antibiotics and fluids at his home in Chennai. However, after his blood pressure dipped, he was admitted to Kauvery Hospital.

Apart from the crowds of local fans, political leaders had also journeyed to Chennai to wish Karunanidhi a speedy recovery, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Later, on July 31 the hospital indicated that Karunanidhi may have to have an extended stay at the hospital due to age-related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters.