President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind

President Kovind arrives in Chennai to meet Karunanidhi

ANI | Updated: Aug 05, 2018 16:48 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 5 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Chennai to meet former chief minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi here on Sunday.
Upon arrival, President Kovind proceeded straight to Kauvery Hospital, where the DMK Chief is currently undergoing treatment.
Executive Director of the Kauvery Hospital, Aravindaran Selvaraj, in an official statement on July 31 said that an extended period of hospitalisation would be necessary due to age-related overall decline in the DMK Chief's general health, altered liver functions, and hematological parameters.
A number of top politicians and members of the Tamil film fraternity have visited Karunanidhi at the hospital.
Earlier this week, actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth paid a visit to Kauvery Hospital to inquire about the health of the DMK Chief.
"I came to inquire about the country's most senior leader. He was sleeping. I inquired about his health from his family members. I pray to the almighty for his speedy recovery," Rajinikanth told media here.
On July 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about the ill health of Karunanidhi and prayed for his quick recovery. He also spoke to Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi regarding the same.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi too met the DMK chief at the Chennai hospital.
"I wanted to come and see M Karunanidhi Ji. He is a tough person, I met him and he is stable. Sonia Ji has sent her best wishes and regards to the family," Gandhi told the media.
Karunanidhi was admitted to the hospital following a drop in his blood pressure last week. The DMK chief, who is on intravenous antibiotics, was earlier undergoing treatment at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. (ANI)