Profession: Politician, Writer
Daughters of M. Karunanidhi
Selvi Geetha Kovilam (From Dayalu), Kanimozhi (From Rajathi, Politician)
Father of M. Karunanidhi
Mother of M. 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
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
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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