M Karunanidhi hospitalised in Chennai; friends and supporters express concern, swarm Kauvery Hospital [Photos]

Key figures came to Chennai's Kauvery Hospital to visit Karunanidhi, and hundreds of DMK supporters gathered outside the hospital to inquire about his health

FP Staff July 30, 2018 17:40:38 IST
Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi, was hospitalised on Saturday after a drop in his blood pressure. He also underwent a procedure at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital to replace a tracheostomy tube, in efforts help him breathe normally. Reuters.
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Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi, was hospitalised on Saturday after a drop in his blood pressure. He also underwent a procedure at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital to replace a tracheostomy tube, in efforts help him breathe normally. Reuters.
Many notable figures went to visit the former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief in the hospital, including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit also accompanied Naidu on his visit. PTI
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Many notable figures went to visit the former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief in the hospital, including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit also accompanied Naidu on his visit. PTI
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami also visited Karunanidhi, after which he made a statement saying that the DMK chief's "health is stable and good". PTI
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami also visited Karunanidhi, after which he made a statement saying that the DMK chief's "health is stable and good". PTI
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva also came to the hospital for a visit on Monday. He was greeted by Karunanidhi's children, MK Stalin and Kanimozhi. Twitter/SadhguruJV
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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva also came to the hospital for a visit on Monday. He was greeted by Karunanidhi's children, MK Stalin and Kanimozhi. Twitter/SadhguruJV
In addition to those mentioned above, hundreds of DMK supporters came to the hospital to show their support and concern as well. They gathered outside with posters and flags. PTI
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In addition to those mentioned above, hundreds of DMK supporters came to the hospital to show their support and concern as well. They gathered outside with posters and flags. PTI
The police had to use lathicharge to control the swelling crowd of DMK workers and supporters who had gathered outside Kauvery Hospital. PTI
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The police had to use lathicharge to control the swelling crowd of DMK workers and supporters who had gathered outside Kauvery Hospital. PTI
Senior DMK leader A Raja spoke to the supporters gathered outside the hospital on Sunday evening, encouraging them to maintain calm since the DMK chief was stable and recovering. PTI
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Senior DMK leader A Raja spoke to the supporters gathered outside the hospital on Sunday evening, encouraging them to maintain calm since the DMK chief was stable and recovering. PTI