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Karunanidhi loved his nephew Murasoli Maran as much as his sons. It was this special relationship that prompted the DMK leader to make. M. Karunanidhi has been Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five terms and the DMK party leader from Karunanidhi's grandnephew Dayanidhi Maran has been the union cabinet that his political career was not built entirely on his relation to Karunanidhi. Many political .. Wikimedia Foundation · Powered by MediaWiki. MP Kanimozhi was arrested in connection with 2G spectrum scam. And while Karunanidhi chose not to name anyone or any party, his message It was out of respect for Murasoli Maran that the DMK Chief offered a ticket to and in the NDA government, was someone Karunanidhi had deep trust in to.
He married Kiruthiga some years ago, who runs a lifestyle magazine and has directed one movie. Son Tamilarasu Karunanidhi Tamilarasu has kept a low profile, and runs a few businesses in Chennai.
In the polls, he actively campaigned for his father, but has not expressed any political ambitions otherwise. His wife is Mohana, and the couple has two children, Arulnidhi and Poonguzhali.
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His most notable films are Mouna Guru and Demonte Colony. Granddaughter Poonguzhali Tamilarasu Daughter of Tamilarasu, Poonguzhali made the news when the Coimbatore Corporation sealed a commercial building that was jointly owned by her in The building that housed a two-wheeler showroom was reportedly sealed as the building was constructed without proper permissions.
She campaigned for her father in the polls. The couple has one daughter, Ezhilarasi. The Rajathi Ammal branch During the s, Karunanidhi met Rajathi Ammal during an election campaign and fell in love with her. They had a self-respect marriage, where they took the blessings of family and party elders and exchanged garlands.
Since there was no priest or court involved, the marriage was never legalised. He used to refer to Dayalu Ammal as his manaivi, while Rajathi Ammal was his thunaivi. Once in Assembly, he was asked who Rajathi Ammal was for him, and pat came the reply: She was cleared in the case in She married Aravindan, who lives in Singapore, and the couple has one son, Aditya. Murasoli Maran served in politics for over three decades. He also disliked the frequent hooliganism of his partymen. He wanted party procedure to be made more democratic.
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Three years later, it was Era Sezhiyan, who drifted away to become a prominent leader in the Janata Party. Another veteran journalist in Tamil Nadu observes that multiple rebellions over the years had created an aura of suspicion for those who moved camp to New Delhi. When Murasoli Maran died in Novemberthe void was both deep and sudden for Karunanidhi. It is unfair to Murasoli to call it family politics.
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He was a man of stature. Karunanidhi has been accused of helping Murasoli Maran's son Kalanidhi Maranwho runs Sun NetworkIndia's second largest television network.
He was later given the MP seat in the general elections from DMK party and subsequently became the Minister of Textiles in the union government. The Dinakaran newspaper case was handed over to the CBI. But the District and Sessions court acquitted all the 17 accused in that case. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi is a nominated member of parliament in Rajya Sabha. Marans vs Azhagiri[ edit ] In May, Dinakaranthe newspaper run by Kalanidhi Maran ran into a controversy when it published the results of a series of opinion polls which showed M.
The Madurai office of Dinakaran was fire bombed by supporters of Alagiri and three employees were killed  The Sun TV office in Madurai was also attacked by the perpetrators. Dayanidhi Maran, who usually accompanies Karunanidhi on every function, discarded the event as a mark of protest. This subsequently led to his resignation from the central ministry. While the reason for reconciliation is not known, it was rumoured that the family reconciled to keep the third wife, Rajathi and her daughter Kanimozhi away from the family - that Kanimozhi was missing in the family reunion picture supported this argument.
Booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The general council of 3 February fuelled heated debates on who should be the successor and finally lead to a conclusion of Karunanidhi remaining the head, putting the topic of succession to a temporary end.
The assembly election drubbing put his power under scanner with the party losing most in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu.