Amid all of the eminent people from different walks of life visiting the admitted Karunanidhi in Kauvery hospital of Chennai, it was Congress President Rahul Gandhi who met the political veteran.
The visit of Gandhi comes amid hospital claiming that the DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s vital signs have “gradually normalised” but he will continue to remain hospitalised.
The hospital sources cited the age-related overall decline in his general health, liver and blood parameters.
In a medical bulletin, Kauvery hospital said the conditions which led to his admission last week had been normalised. “He continues to maintain his vital signs with active medical support,” it said.
“(But) an extended period of hospitalisation will be necessary due to age related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters,” Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director of Chennai’s Kauvery hospital said in a comprehensive statement.
Widely recognised as one of the most senior political leaders in the country, it was only recently that even Prime Minister Modi had called up Karunanidhi’s son Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi to inquire about their father’s health.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Mr Karunanidhi’s family on Tuesday said it was wonderful to see that the “Tamil fighting spirit that has endeared him to millions, is still strong”.>