Karunanidhi’s health worsens, PM Modi prays for quick recovery

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Chennai: The Gopalapuram residence of ailing DMK party chief, M Karunanidhi, has been witnessing a steady stream of visitors since Thursday evening.

The 94-year-old leader is currently being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection with intravenous antibiotics and fluids.

A bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital Executive Director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj on Thursday said, “There has been a slight decline in the health of DMK president M Karunanidhi due to age-related ailments.”

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish the DMK patriarch a speedy recovery.

Narendra Modi✔@narendramodi
Spoke to Thiru @mkstalin and Kanimozhi Ji. Enquired about the health of Kalaignar Karunanidhi Ji and offered any assistance required. I pray for his quick recovery and good health. @kalaignar89

Apart from Stalin, Karunanidhi’s son – expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri also visited the residence on Friday morning. His daughter, M Kanimozhi, will be flying in from Delhi and is expected to reach Chennai soon.

The AIADMK delegation led by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam along with cabinet colleague D Jayakumar paid a visit on Thursday evening.

Karunanidhi completed 50 years as party chief today and the DMK had planned to celebrate it by distributing sweets and welfare assistance.