The death of “Kalaignar” M Karunanidhi would remain a “black day” in his life, actor-politician Rajinikanth said today. “I will never forget this day in my lifetime,” said the 67-year-old, whose fans credit him with contributing to a huge DMK victory in 1996 with a comment that was a snub to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa.
The DMK patriarch died this evening after being hospitalized in Chennai for more than 10 days. Kalaignar, as he is known, had entered politics full-time after a flouring career as a script writer. His links with the film industry was deep.
In a tweet this evening, Rajinikanth said, “This is a black day I can not forget in my lifetime of my artist’s day. Let his soul rest in peace”.
His last tweet was also a photo with Karunanidhi, when he went to wish him for his 94th birthday in June.
During Mr Karunanidhi’s last illness, both Rajinkanth and fellow-actor-politician Kamal Haasan had gone to meet Karunanidhi multiple times.