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Bio/Wiki
Full NameMuthuvel Karunanidhi
Real NameDaksinamoorthy
Nickname(s)Kalaignar, Doctor Kalaignar, The Great Communicator
Profession(s)Politician, Writer
Famous ForBeing the DMK Chief and Icon of Dravidian politics
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite (Semi-bald)
Politics
Political PartyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Political Journey1938- Entered politics at just 14 by leading an anti-Hindi protest in Tiruvarur. He then circulated Manavar Nesan, a handwritten newspaper to its members. He later found Tamil Nadu Tamil Manavar Mandram, the first student wing of Dravidan Movement.
1949- Became an icon of the Dravidian movement and emerged as the leader of the DMK
1957- Elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from Kulithalai seat of Tiruchirapalli district
1961- Became the DMK treasurer and deputy leader of opposition in the state assembly
1967- Became the Minister of Public Works in the DMK Government
1969- Became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 1st time, Became the president of the DMK
M Karunanidhi Taking Oath As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu In 1969
1971- Became the Chief Mister of Tamil Nadu for the 2nd time
1976- The DMK Government dismissed after the Emergency
1989- Became the Chief Mister of Tamil Nadu for the 3rd time
M Karunanidhi Taking Oath As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu In 1989
1996- Became the Chief Mister of Tamil Nadu for the 4th time
M Karunanidhi Taking Oath As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu In 1996
2006- Became the Chief Mister of Tamil Nadu for the 5th time
Biggest RivalJayalalithaa
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 June 1924
BirthplaceThirukuvalai, Tanjore District, Madras Presidency, British India
Date of Death7 August 2018
Place of DeathKauvery Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age (at the time of death)94 Years
Death CauseChronic Illness (Urinary Tract Infection)
Burial SiteMarina Beach
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignatureM Karunanidhi's Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolBoard High School, Tiruvarur
College/UniversityN/A
Educational Qualification8th Standard
DebutTamil Film Industry- Rajakumari was the first film for which he wrote the script back in 1947 which gained him popularity he needed to continue in the field.
Politics- He was inspired by the speech of Alagiriswamii of the Justice Party and jumped to the politics at just 14 and participated in Anti-Hindu agitations.
ReligionAtheism (Born - Hinduism)
Caste/CommunityIsai Vellalar
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
AddressNo. 15, 4th Street, Gopalapuram, Chennai
M Karunanidhi House In Gopalapuram
HobbiesWatching Cricket
Awards, Honours, Achievements 1971- Awarded an honorary doctorate by Annamalai University
1980s- Rajarajan Award for his book 'Thenpandi Singam' (1985)
M Karunanidhi - Thenpandi Singam
2006- Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Governor of Tamil Nadu and the Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University, Surjit Singh Barnala on the occasion of the 40th annual convocation
Controversies• Sarkaria Commission accused Karunanidhi of his involvement in corruption in the allotment of tenders for Veeranam project, for which his government was dismissed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
• In 2001, Karunanidhi, along with former Chief Secretary K.A. Nambiar, was arrested based on charges of corruption in the construction of flyovers in Chennai. He and his party members were charged under several sections of the IPC. However, no rigid evidence was found against them.
M Karunanidhi Outside the Central Jail In Chennai
• In 2012, while celebrating the party founding day, Karunanidhi and party workers were received by a group of people who were dressed portraying some of the Hindu gods.
• He once made a controversial remark against Sethusamudram controversy, questioning the existence of God and asking about the college from where Lord Rama graduated in Engineering for building the Ramar Sethu bridge.
• He had been accused of having links with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant group to create an independent state of Tamil Eelam in the north and east of Sri Lanka for Tamil people and encouraging them to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi. However, the final report had no such allegations on him.
• Some political observers, his party members, and opponents accused him of promoting nepotism (favouring the relatives), for helping his son M. K. Stalin to rise in the party.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Affair/GirlfriendRajathi Ammal
Family
Wife/SpouseFirst- Padmavathi (Died in 1944)
M Karunanidhi - Padmavathi Ammal
Second- Dayalu Ammal (m. 1948-till his death in 2018)
M Karunanidhi - Dayalu Ammal
Third- Rajathi Ammal (m. late 1960s-till his death in 2018)
M Karunanidhi - Rajathi Ammal
ChildrenSons- M. K. Alagiri (Politician, From Dayalu), M.K Stalin (Politician, From Dayalu), M. K. Tamilarasu (Producer, From Dayalu)
M Karunanidhi's Children From Dayalu Ammal (from left) - Selvi Geetha Kovilam, M. K. Tamilarasu, M. K. Alagiri, M. K. Stalin
M. K. Muthu (From Padmavathi)
M Karunanidhi Son M. K. Muthu From Padmavathi Ammal
Daughters- Selvi Geetha Kovilam (From Dayalu), Kanimozhi (From Rajathi, Politician)
M Karunanidhi's Daughter Kanimozhi From Rajathi Ammal
Family TreeM. Karunanidhi's Family Tree
ParentsFather- Muthuvelar Karunanidhi
M Karunanidhi Childhood Photo With His Father
Mother- Anjugam Karunanidhi
SiblingsBrother- None
Sisters- Shanmugasundarath Ammal, Periyanayagam
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Rice Upma Sprinkled With Ghee, Seafood
Favourite Cricketer(s)Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni
Favourite ActorM. G. Ramachandran
Favourite PoetThiruvalluvar
Favourite ColourWhite
Style Quotient
Car CollectionToyota Alphard
M Karunanidhi - Toyota Alphard
Assets/Properties₹5 crore (Movable)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹37 lakh/year (as in 2011)
Net Worth (approx.)₹45 crore (as in 2014)
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