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Karunanidhi Health LIVE: DMK Chief Shifted To Hospital After Blood Pressure Drops

DMK chief M Karunanidhi was shifted to Kauvery Hospital in the early hours of Saturday. An ambulance was seen arriving at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi, who has completed 50 years in politics on July 26, is undergoing treatment at his home in Chennai under the observation of professional medical staff. The veteran politician is suffering from urinary tract infection.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi, both DMK leaders, to ask about his health, and offered all help.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Stalin said, “There is good improvement in the health condition of Kalaignar. The infection has come down a lot.”

In tweets, he also paid tribute to his father and said he had overturned “countless obstacles” into accomplishments.

“Karunanidhi has overturned countless obstacles, failures and betrayals into accomplishments. Let’s follow his footsteps. Karunanidhi has spent 80 years in public life, 70 years in cinema and arts, 50 years as DMK Chief,” Mr Stalin tweeted. The fever is coming down, he added.

On Thursday, his son MK Stalin asked the party cadres to celebrate the milestone that his father has achieved. “Let us celebrate the golden jubilee of our leader assuming office as party chief,” said Stalin.

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