Chennai, August 5: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday paid a visit to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Chief M. Karunanidhi at the Kauvery Hospital here and wished him a speedy recovery. “Visited Thiru Karunanidhi met Kalaignar’s family members and doctors, and inquired about his health. Wishing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a veteran of our public life, a quick recovery,” the president said in a tweet. Kovind was accompanied by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. He met Karunanidhi’s son M.K. Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi at the hospital and enquired about their father’s health.
M Karunanidhi, who has been admitted to Kauvery Hospital since last week following age-related illness, will be discharged within ‘two to three days’, the party reportedly said on Saturday. Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind will visit him on Sunday. He will be in Chennai for a brief period of time. DMK principal secretary Duraimurugan said that Kalaignar’s health condition has improved a lot in comparison to last week. Adding that his health parameters are improving, he said that the DMK chief has overcome a critical period. “He is able to listen to what we are saying. He will return home within two-three days,” Duraimurugan was quoted as saying in a media report.
It must be noted that a five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 28 after a dip in his blood pressure and has since been under treatment. His condition is said to be stable now. Earlier, Kovind was received at the airport by Purohit, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
(With inputs from IANS)