Veteran DMK leader Kalainger Karunanidhi passed away at the age of 94 and since then the social media has been abuzz with messages and posts. But it seems chess grandmaster’s tweet is the clincher. Anand reminisces a time when Karunanidhi made a kind gesture towards him and that won his heart.Also Read - Looking Forward to World Championship Without The Tension of Playing: Viswanathan Anand on Role as Commentator

Anand’s post read, “Saddened to hear the passing of Respected M. Karunanidhi. One of the greats of Tamil politics. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times in my career. When I first became World Champion, he felicitated me & presented me with a chess set that I cherish. #Kalaignar (1/2).” Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Passes Bill to Scrap NEET; Enables Admissions to MBBS/BDS Based on Class 12th Marks

The chess grandmaster did not stop there, he came up with another tweet, which read, “A patron of sport and achievement. I have always admired his speeches and his eloquence. My deepest condolences to his family.#kalaignar(2/2).” Also Read - Bengaluru: DMK MLA's Son, Daughter-in-law Among 7 Dead As Audi Q3 Crashes Into Electric Pole

And then he launched another tweet. It read, “As we mourn the loss of a great leader. We should admire the work being done by our Police force in maintaining law and order. They have a few tough days ahead of them . Our respects to them .#ripkarunanidhi.”

The latest from Tamil Nadu is that schools, colleges and shops would be shut to mourn the death of the iconic leader.