Karunanidhi health: Prayers go up, crowds swell at hospital

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 28, 2018 03:46 PM IST
28 Jul, 15:46

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met Karunanidhi's daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi and his son M K Stalin to enquire about the leader's health. She was accompanied by Tamilnadu BJP general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan.

28 Jul, 15:17

T K S Elangovan said Karunanidhi's blood pressure has stabilised but he would be under medical supervision at Kauvery Hospital for a couple of days. He will return home after that, he said.

28 Jul, 14:58

DMK MP and spokesperson T K S Elangovan said Karunanidhi is stable. He charged that some people tried to spread false news about his demise. "People should not believe that. Our leader is alive and stable. He will return home in a few days," he told mediapersons outside Kauvery Hospital. 

28 Jul, 14:55

Karunanidhi's son Stalin has left the hospital.

28 Jul, 14:20

More police personnel are to be brought to the vicinity of Kauvery Hospital to manage the crowds that are swelling and regulate traffic at Alwarpet junction.

28 Jul, 14:17

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has arrived at hospital.

28 Jul, 14:05

Ialayaraj arrives at hospital to enquire about Karunanidhi's health.

28 Jul, 14:01

Cars of leaders are emerging from the hospital and going out.  

28 Jul, 13:59

Karunanidhi's son M K Azhagiri leaves hospital.

28 Jul, 13:58

DMK leader A Raja interacted with the media outside Kauvery Hospital and said Karunanidhi was stable. He was leaving the hospital.

28 Jul, 13:05

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam founder T T V Dhinakaran, accompanied by his supporters Senthil Balaji and Vetrivel, arrived at Kauvery Hospital.

28 Jul, 13:02

Ghulam Nabi Azad said he spoke to doctors treating Karunanidhi and that they said his condition was improving.

28 Jul, 13:00

I think Karunanidhi will get well and return home in a few days, said Ghulam Nabi Azad after calling on his family at Kauvery Hospital this morning.

28 Jul, 12:56

DMK cadres gathered in strength outside Kauvery Hospital are raising slogans: 'Vazhga vazhga vazhgave, vazhum Periyar vazhgave' (Long live Periyar's [social reformer E V Ramaswamy Naicker] personification.)


28 Jul, 12:37

DMK cadres and supporters hold up placards to support their leader. The placards read 'vaazhga vaazhga vaazhgavae, vazhum Periyar vaazhgavae'.

28 Jul, 12:32

DMK General Secretary Anbazhagan arrives to see DMK chief.

28 Jul, 12:30

Veteran cine actor, Prabhu, who came to visit Kalaignar, spoke to the press saying that he interacted with the doctors. They stated that he is responding positively to treatments. Prabhu stated that he also spoke to the DMK chief as well.

28 Jul, 12:26

DMK cadres and other party members who are visiting Karunanidhi has still not come out. No medical personnel or party member is stopping for comments

28 Jul, 12:24

DMK cadres from Tamilnadu, Nagapattinam MLA Thamimun Ansari and MLA U Thaniyarasu arrive at Kauvery Hospital to check up on ailing DMK chief.

28 Jul, 12:16

Emergency entrance of the hospital restricted to patients and staff. Opened only for politicians and bigwigs visiting Karunanidhi.

28 Jul, 12:13

Due to the presence of a large number of cadres and leaders visiting the hospital, traffic has been affected on busy Mowbray's Road, C P Ramaswamy Road, Luz Church Road.

28 Jul, 12:10

Cadres outside hospital are raising the slogan: Ezhundhu va ezhundhu vaa, Annavin thambiye ezhundhu vaa (Get up and come, younger brother of Anna [reference to late DMK founder Annadurai]) now and then. 

28 Jul, 12:03

Congress leader Mukul Wasnik and TNCC president Thirunavukkarasar are accompanying Azad to the hospital.

28 Jul, 12:02

Leader of Mukkulathor Pulipadai, Karunas, has arrived at Kauvery Hospital.

28 Jul, 11:58

Congress leader K V Thangkablu has arrived at Kauvery Hospital.

28 Jul, 11:55

Congress leader and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad  arrives at hospital.

28 Jul, 11:52

Auditor Gurumurthy, who spoke to reporters outside Kauvery hospital, praised Karunanidhi for not only being a good speaker but also a good listener. He would listen to others speaking  and give them the right answer, he said.

28 Jul, 11:44

Speaking from Salem, Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the government was willing to extend any medical help if sought by Karunanidhi's family.

28 Jul, 11:42

Thughlak magazine editor and senior auditor S Gurumurthy called on Karunanidhi family at the hospital.

28 Jul, 11:41

Former minister, Dr H V Hande, visited the hospital.  Says it is normal for old people to have low BP frequently. 'Even I get it,' he said. Told mediapersons he believed that Karunanidhi would return home in a day or two.

28 Jul, 11:38

DMK leader and former minister Durai Murugan has arrived at the hospital.

28 Jul, 11:05

Tamilandu Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar said he spoke to the doctors in Kauvery Hospital about the treatment being given to Karunanidhi. He is away at Pudukottai.  He added that he prays for Karunanidhi to get well soon.

28 Jul, 10:42

Kanimozhi says her father is doing well.

28 Jul, 10:29

My prayers for Shri Karunanidhi's fast recovery, tweeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

28 Jul, 10:27

BJP MP L Ganesan tweeted that he spoke to Karunanidhi's daughter and MP Kanimozhi and that she said her father had been given emergency treatment. He added that he was praying for Karunanidhi to get well.

28 Jul, 10:21

Karunanidhi's eldest son M K Alagiri arrives at hospital.

28 Jul, 10:21

Governor Purohit met Stalin at Kauvery Hospital and enquired about Karunanidhi's condition. 

28 Jul, 10:18

Security has been tightened at the hospital where Karunanidhi has been admitted.

28 Jul, 10:13

Karunanidhi's health too a bad turn on the day he completed 50 years as president of DMK, on 27 July. He took over the reigns of the party after the death of chief minister Annadurai.

28 Jul, 10:12

Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has arrived at Kauvery Hospital to find out first hand about Karunanidhi's condition.

28 Jul, 10:10

Karunanidhi's son and DMK working president M K Stalin and daughters Selvi and Kanimozhi are in the hospital.

28 Jul, 10:08

After a drop in his blood pressure, DMK president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi was rushed to Kauvery Hospital last night.