The former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, and one time screenwriter, was rushed to the hospital on Saturday (27 July) morning.
M Karunanidhi stable after sudden drop in blood pressure
Mumbai - 28 Jul 2018 14:00 IST
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi is stable after he was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. His blood pressure had dropped late on Friday (26 July) night. He was taken to the hospital from his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai early on Saturday (27 July) morning. According to the latest reports, the nonagenarian is recovering and stabilized.
DMK President Karunanidhi has been admitted to the ICU of the hospital following a drop in blood pressure. His BP has been stabilised with medical management. He is being monitored and treated by a panel of expert doctors: Kauvery Hospital, Chennai #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/qsLW12C0c3— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2018
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader has been suffering from a urinary tract infection for the last week, and was being treated round the clock at home.
The news of his hospitalisation was received with worry by the president of India and the prime minister, who sent out their wishes through Twitter.
Spoke to Thiru Karunanidhi’s family members on the phone and inquired about his health. Wishing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a veteran of our public life, a quick recovery #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 27, 2018
Born on 3 June 1924, Karunanidhi emerged as one of the leading voices of the Dravida movement in the early era of India's independence. As screenwriter, he delivered some powerful social films like Parasakthi (1952), Panam (1952) and Rangoon Radha (1956) among others. As a politician, he was the peer of MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.