DMK patriarch M.Karunanidhi fever is coming down
CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi is recovering from a fever steadily and he is being treated at his home in Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi, both DMK leaders, to ask about his health, and offered all help.
In tweets, Mr Stalin paid tribute to his father and said he had overturned "countless obstacles" into accomplishments.
"Karunanidhi has overturned countless obstacles, failures and betrayals into accomplishments. Let's follow his footsteps. Karunanidhi has spent 80 years in public life, 70 years in cinema and arts, 50 years as DMK Chief," Mr Stalin tweeted. The fever is coming down, he added.
Mr Karunanidhi is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection with intravenous antibiotics and fluids.
Since yesterday, a stream of politicians has been visiting the 94-year-old DMK chief, who has been unwell for more than a year and has been tube-fed for some time. His family has reportedly decided against admitting him in hospital and wants his treatment at his home in Gopalapuram.