M. Karunanidhi

Profession: Politician, Writer


Daughters of M. Karunanidhi

Selvi Geetha Kovilam (From Dayalu), Kanimozhi (From Rajathi, Politician)

Father of M. Karunanidhi

Muthuvelar Karunanidhi

Mother of M. Karunanidhi

Anjugam Karunanidhi

Sisters of M. Karunanidhi

Shanmugasundarath Ammal, Periyanayagam

Sons of M. Karunanidhi

M. K. Alagiri (Politician, From Dayalu), M.K Stalin (Politician, From Dayalu), M. K. Tamilarasu (Producer, From Dayalu)
M. K. Muthu (From Padmavathi)

Wife/Spouse of M. Karunanidhi

First- Padmavathi (Died in 1944)
Second- Dayalu Ammal (m. 1948-till his death in 2018)
Third- Rajathi Ammal (m. late 1960s-till his death in 2018)

Favourite Actor of M. Karunanidhi

M. G. Ramachandran

Favourite Colour of M. Karunanidhi

White

Favourite Cricketer(s) of M. Karunanidhi

Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni

Favourite Food(s) of M. Karunanidhi

Rice Upma Sprinkled With Ghee, Seafood

Favourite Poet of M. Karunanidhi

Thiruvalluvar

Awards, Honours, Achievements of M. Karunanidhi

1971- Awarded an honorary doctorate by Annamalai University
1980s- Rajarajan Award for his book 'Thenpandi Singam' (1985)
2006- Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Governor of Tamil Nadu and the Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University, Surjit Singh Barnala on the occasion of the 40th annual convocation

Controversies of M. Karunanidhi

Sarkaria Commission accused Karunanidhi of his involvement in corruption in the allotment of tenders for Veeranam project for which, his government was dismissed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.   In 2001, Karunanidhi, along with former Chief Secretary K.A. Nambiar, was arrested based on charges of corruption in the construction of flyovers in Chennai. He and his party members were charged under several sections of the IPC. However, no concrete evidence was found against them.   In 2012, while celebrating the party's founding day, Karunanidhi and party workers were received by a group of people who were dressed portraying some of the Hindu gods.   He once made a controversial remark against Sethusamudram controversy, questioning the existence of God and asking about the college from where Lord Rama graduated in Engineering for building the Ramar Sethu bridge.   He had been accused of having links with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant group to create an independent state of Tamil Eelam in the north and east of Sri Lanka for Tamil people and encouraging them to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi. However, the final report had no such allegations on him.   Some political observers, his party members, and opponents accused him of promoting nepotism (favouring the relatives) for helping his son M. K. Stalin to rise in the party.  

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