Updated: August 7, 2018 11:46:49 pm
Former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday after battling illness at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai. July marked 49 years of the leader taking charge as the party chief.
The Tamil Nadu government announced a seven-day mourning following his death while the Indian national flag would fly half mast during this period and all government-related functions would be cancelled. Karunanidhi was the first leader to enter the 50th year as the president of a political party. He became Tamil Nadu’s CM in 1969 for the first time and had held the position in the state five times, with the last tenure being in 2006.
While the state mourns the death of veteran leader, several sports…