DMK Working President Stalin, actor Udhayanidhi and Kanimozhi were present when Vijay called on the DMK stalwart.

Actor Vijay calls upon ailing DMK stalwart Karunanidhi in hospital
news Politics Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 12:14

Actor Vijay is the latest in the long line of actors and politicians to visit the ailing DMK stalwart Kalaignar M Karunanidhi, who is admitted in Kauvery Hospital in Chennai.

Udhayanidhi, Karunanidhi’s grandson, who is also a well-known actor and DMK working chief Stalin were present during Vijay’s visit that lasted a little over five minutes. It was reported that Kanimozhi was also present.

Actor Vijay did not address the press after his meeting and details of what transpired during his visit remain unknown.

Earlier on Tuesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited the hospital and met Karunanidhi. He also enquired about Karunanidhi’s health with Stalin. Later, he told the reporters outside the hospital that Karunanidhi was a fighter and was doing well in the hospital. He also said that Sonia Gandhi had sent her wishes and regards to the family.

Later that day, actor-politician Rajinikanth visited Kauvery Hospital, immediately after reaching Chennai from his trip to Dehradun. Rajinikanth was away on a shoot for his next movie directed by Karthik Subbaraj. 

“I came here to check on the health of Dr Kalaignar. He is a senior Indian leader. He was sleeping when I went. I met Alagiri, Stalin, Kanimozhi and Tamilarasan. I gave them emotional support. What else can I do? I pray to God that he will get better soon,” said Rajinikanth after his visit.

In June this year, Vijay also visited the grieving families of those who were killed in the Thoothukudi firings.

Speaking to the media, one local said that the actor turned up rather unexpectedly. He said that Vijay sat with the families and heard their problems, along with what had happened on May 22, the day 13 civilians were killed.