New Delhi, Aug 8: MK Stalin has penned an emotional poem for his father M Karunanidhi, whom he always referred to as ‘Kalaignar’ or ‘leader’ like the rest of Tamil Nadu. In the hand-written poem, Stalin wrote, “For once, shall I call you father, my leader?”.
The 94-year-old leader breathed his last at the Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 p.M after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days. He had not made any public appearance for about two years due to failing health.
“Every time you used to tell me the place where ever you go. Now, where did you go without telling me? Where did you go leaving us in lurch?” the letter read.
Stalin also quoted Karunanidhi’s statement that the latter wanted to be written on his memorial, which read, “Here lies the person who worked relentlessly throughout his life.”
“With tears”, Stalin wrote as he signed his poem.
The emotional son then asked the Tamil Nadu former chief minister that whether he has gained complete satisfaction for what he did for the Tamil society or he is just hiding to see if anyone can beat his achievements.
Stalin, one of Karunanidhi’s six children, is the DMK’s working president. It is expected that he will succeed his father as the Dravidian party’s leader.