Karunanidhi
Kalaignar Karunanidhi stood for regional aspirations as well as national progress, said Modi in his tweet.
PTI

Karunanidhi is no more. The DMK chief passed away after days of poor health and hospitalisation, he was 94. 

Several state and national leaders had visited Karunanidhi or enquired about his health in the past few days. Now, with the official announcement coming from the hospital that Kalaignar had passed away, condolence messages poured in on social media from members of the public and political leaders alike.
 
Among the first to tweet was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted,"Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi. He was one of the senior most leaders of India. We have lost a deep-rooted mass leader, prolific thinker, accomplished writer and a stalwart whose life was devoted to the welfare of the poor and the marginalised. Kalaignar Karunanidhi stood for regional aspirations as well as national progress. He was steadfastly committed to the welfare of Tamils and ensured that Tamil Nadu’s voice was effectively heard."