veteran indian politician muthuvel karunanidhi has died at the age of ninety four.
he become being handled for age-associated illnesses in chennai (previously madras) in southern india's tamil nadu country.
mr karunanidhi served as the leader minister of tamil nadu five times among 1969 and 2011, and additionally played a key function in federal politics. he contested - and gained - 13 elections within the nation, according to bbc record.
a college dropout, he made his name as a a hit scriptwriter in tamil movies.
police have elevated protection in chennai amid fears of unrest among his supporters, who've amassed within the streets in huge numbers.
mr karunanidhi died at 18:10 nearby time (12:40 gmt) on tuesday, the kauvery hospital in chennai said.
he became lively in politics till his dying and maximum lately contested the 2016 country meeting towards his long-time opponent and sour rival jayaram jayalalitha, who died later that year.
an atheist and self-declared rationalist, mr karunanidhi rose to political prominence within the Nineteen Forties as part of the dravidian motion - which challenged the supremacy of higher caste brahmins - and through his participation in anti-hindi language agitations.