Deve Gowda leaves for Chennai to pay last respects

Chennai: Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda meets DMK leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi in a hospital where their father and party chief M Karunanidhi, who is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, in Chennai, on Friday, Aug 3, 2018. (PTI

Former prime minister and JD (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda will be in Chennai to pay his last respects to DMK president M Karunanidhi, who died yesterday after a prolonged illness, a party leader here said on Wednesday.

The JD(S) party chief is on his way to Chennai to pay homage to Karunanidhi, fondly addressed as "Kalaignar" (artiste), the party's national general secretary Danish Ali told PTI.

Recalling that his interactions with Karunanidhi, Gowda said in his condolence message, "His (DMK chief's) understanding and emphasis on social welfare stood out. Firmly committed to democratic ideals, his strong opposition to the Emergency will always be remembered." 

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