Karunanidhi’s health updates: DMK chief recovering steadily, says son Stalin

MK Stalin, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president, on July 27 informed that party president Kalaignar M Karunanidhi’s health has improved and he is recovering from a fever steadily and is being treated at home in Chennai.

While addressing the Media Karunanidhi’s son Stalin said, “he (Karunanidhi) is recovering steadily as his fever is coming down.”

“Karunanidhi has overturned countless obstacles, failures, and betrayals into accomplishments. Let’s follow his footsteps. Karunanidhi has spent 80 years in public life, 70 years in cinema and arts, 50 years as DMK chief,” Mr. Stalin tweeted.

PM Modi after enquiring about his health tweeted, “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.”

“On behalf of the DMK, I thank @rashtrapatibhvn & @PMOIndia for their inquiries about @kalaignar89’s health. I am extremely grateful for their offers of help. Thalaivar is getting the best medical care and treatment. We hope he will recover soon and thank everyone in his own words,” Stalin tweeted.


Karunanidhi is currently undergoing treatment for fever due to severe Urinary Tract Infection.

He is being monitored and treated round the clock by a team of medical and nursing professionals, at his home in Chennai.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished the DMK patriarch a quick recovery and tweeted, “Concerned about the health of M Karunanidhi. Hope and pray that Karunanidhi Ji recovers soon.”

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu enquired about Karunanidhi’s health and wished him a speedy recovery.

Deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam called on him on July 26 evening after doctors reported a “slight decline” in his health.

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan also called on to inquire about his health.

D Jayakumar also visited the DMK veteran. While returning back he told reporters that Mr. Karunanidhi was “doing well.” “Mr. Karunanidhi will return in good health soon.”