In this century,
Living a 100 hundred years is a rare phenomenon!
Achieving success in a career for 80 years is a rarer one!!
Soaring high for over 50 years is the rarest!!!
A greatest life unparalleled by another soul is the rarest of the rarest!!!!

Yes…

It is Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi aged 94, that passed away on August 7, 2018, who was the King of the Dravidian Movement called the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

Dr. Karunanidhi entered into politics at the age of 14.  It was the rationalist and socialist ideology plus the dedication towards the upliftment of the people of the lower strata of the caste-based society, the underprivileged and the needy 🙏 which gathered a colossal number of followers for him and the DMK. 

He won the 1957 elections and entered the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly at the age of 33.  He became the DMK treasurer in 1961 and deputy leader of opposition in 1962 and when the DMK came to power in 1967, he was the Minister for Public Works.

When Mr. Annadurai expired in 1969, Dr. Kalaignar became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the first leader of DMK.  He has held various positions in the party and government during his long career in the Indian political arena in general and TamilNadu politics in particular.

Achievements ✌️

Chief Minister of the state of TamilNadu for 5 terms (25 years) 👏

Undefeated as an MLA since 1957 👏

Author / Orator / Poet / Playwright /Screenplay writer / Statesman 👏

A Legislator for 60 years 👏 ✌️

Rest in Peace! our beloved one… 😥

-Bullie & Baarbie
(Portraits Courtesy:  Public Domain)
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