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M Karunanidhi gifted his Gopalapuram residence for a hospital in 2010

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 08 Aug 2018, 07:57:28 AM
M Karunanidhi gifted his Gopalapuram residence for a hospital in 2010 (File Photo)

New Delhi:

A week-long state mourning has been declared in Tamil Nadu as DMK chief and five-time Chief Minister M Karunanidhi passed away at 6:10 pm on Wednesday. Affectionately called as ‘Kalaignar’ by his followers, Karunanidhi in 2010, gifted his Gopalapuram residence to set up a hospital for the poor. He is also the only Indian politician to have never tasted defeat in any of the 13 assembly election that he contested consecutively.

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On his 86th birthday, ‘Kalaignar’ donated his Gopalapuram residence to Annai Anjugam Trust (named after his mother) to set up a hospital for the poor after his and his wife’s lifetime.

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In 1968, he registered the house in the name of his sons Stalin, Alagiri, and Tamilarasu and got their consent to donate it to the Annai Anjugam Trust in 2009.

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Famous Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu and former union minister A Raja are among the noted trustees of the Trust.

Karunanidhi had purchased the Gopalapuram house in 1955.

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First Published : 08 Aug 2018, 07:57:02 AM