Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi today passed away at 6:10 PM at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. Earlier in the evening, the hospital in its statement had said that the 94-year-old was "extremely critical and unstable."
Condoling his death PM Modi tweeted, "Deeply saddened by passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. He was one of the senior most leaders of India. We have lost a deep-rooted mass leader, prolific thinker, accomplished writer and a stalwart whose life was devoted to the welfare of the poor and the marginalised."
Meanwhile, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation services to Tamil Nadu have been stopped temporarily.