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Amitabh Bachchan shares prayers and condolences for late DMK leader M Karunanidhi

Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday wrote a condolence message for the late DMK leader M Karunanidhi, who died on Tuesday. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, “Prayers and condolences for the Honourable and dynamic leader Shri Karunanidhi .. I received my very 1st National Award for ‘Saat Hindustani’ from him, when the ceremony was held in Chennai that year .. he was the CM.”

The film fraternity of Tamil Nadu is mourning the loss of one of its greatest scriptwriters and lyricists. Karunanidhi was behind films such as Parasakthi, Poompuhar, Panam and more. The writer-turned politician rose to popularity in both fields side-by-side and amassed a following for his idealogy.

Karunanidhi was 94 years old when he succumbed to age-related ailments. The politician was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 28 when his blood pressure dropped. The doctors had then said that he was in critical condition and their aim was to keep him stable.

Actor Rajinikanth was one of the first members of the film industry to take to Twitter and share a condolence message. He tweeted, “Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my Kalaignar. I pray for his soul.”

Twitter was flooded with messages from actors, directors and musicians who recalled meeting Karunanidhi.

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First Published: Aug 08, 2018 16:50 IST

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