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An artist as a leader

Print edition : August 31, 2018

SEPTEMBER 19, 1967: Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai inaugurating the Cooum Improvement Scheme at the Marina beach in Madras. Karunanidhi was the Public Works Minister. Photo: THE HINDU archives

JUNE 29, 1970: Periyar E.V. Ramasamy greeting Karunanidhi on the eve of the Chief Minister’s tour of foreign countries, at a function in Madras. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

M.K. Stalin, DMK working president and son of Karunanidhi, receives the tricolour during the funeral of Karunanidhi at Anna Memorial in Chennai on August 8. Photo: THE HINDU

Muthuvel Karunanidhi (1924-2018). Courtesy: Ananda Vikatan

On his long journey from Thirukkuvalai village in Tiruvarur district to the hearts of crores of Tamils, Muthuvel Karunanidhi made many conquests in the fields of politics, literature and cinema. On the evolution of the Dravidian icon who in a way dictated the course of even national politics for several decades.
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