Meet the Karunanidhi clan: The vast family tree of TN's departed leader | The News Minute
DMK chief and Tamil Nadu politics veteran M Karunanidhi who passed away on He has another son Tamizharasu and a daughter Selvi from his second marriage. It is interesting to note, that Dayanidhi Maran who is a former telecom minister was also . Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, / Karunanidhi loved his nephew Murasoli Maran as much as his sons. It was this special relationship that prompted the DMK leader to make. Murasoli Maran (17 August – 24 November ) was a prominent Tamil politician in India, and an important leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK) party which was headed by his maternal uncle and mentor, M. Karunanidhi . Relations, M. Karunanidhi (maternal uncle). Children, Kalanidhi Maran.
Political observers say that Vaiko was sidelined as he was seen as a threat to M. Stalin and other family members. Karunanidhi's nephew, the late Murasoli Maranwas a Union Minister ; however, it has been pointed out that he was in politics long before Karunanidhi became the Chief Minister in He was arrested several times, including in the Anti-Hindi agitations in He was asked to contest the by-election for South Madras in and the nomination papers were signed by Rajaji, Annadurai and Mohammed Ismail Quaid-e-Millathdemonstrating that his political career was not built entirely on his relation to Karunanidhi.
Stalin in the party.
The big and mighty Karuna family
But some of the party men have pointed out that Stalin has come up on his own. He has faced a lot of hardship sincewhen he was jailed under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act MISA and was beaten up in jail so brutally during the Emergency that a fellow DMK party prisoner died trying to save him. He became Chennai's 44th mayor and its first directly elected mayor in 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.
But Kanimozhi and her mother Rajathi were missing in the crowded family photograph. The DMK chief, who reportedly alternates between his two homes-CIT colony, Rajathi's palatial bungalow, for lunch, and Gopalapuram, purchased during the s, for dinner and breakfast-had avoided Rajathi for a few days after hearing her conversation with Radia. It is alleged that Rajathi and another person called Ratnam who is known to be her auditor spoke to Radia about purchasing a property in Chennai.
Anbhazhagan, a party worker from Salem: We don't know how our leader will manage to come out of this issue.
Karunanidhi's family tree
Alagiri, who was against the Marans, is with them now. During his son's wedding at Madurai, the Marans were among the most important guests.
And on Dayanidhi Maran's birthday, Alagiri, who left Chennai in the morning, came back from Madurai in the afternoon and drove straight to the younger Maran's Boat Club residence to wish him. Stalin personally called on Dayanidhi Maran the same day. The Karunanidhi Clan at Alagiri's son Dayanidhi's wedding Apparently, Dayanidhi Maran, who was blacked out till a year before, got good publicity in the party organ but Kanimozhi wishing him on his birthday failed to find space in Murasoli.
Kanimozhi is hardly seen at any of the state Government functions.Karunanidhi Cries for his sister
A sidelined Kanimozhi means Dayanidhi Maran will again become the party face in Delhi. He handled all the party affairs better," says a DMK leader.
Karunanidhi now listens to Alagiri and Stalin and their sister Selvi, sources say. Raja has been instructed not to take part in any party functions.
He is barred from travelling with his leader in his car. It is interesting to note, that Dayanidhi Maran who is a former telecom minister was also accused of scam in a telephone exchange case during his tenure. However, it is Karunanidhi's son Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi who continue to remain prominent party faces and leaders of his Dravidian legacy after his death due to prolonged illness.
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