The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has condoled the passing away of Kalaignar M Karunanidh and said the DMK patriarch always gave encouragement to the Christian community and its activities.
“We mourn his loss and express our gratitude for all the support and encouragement he gave the Christian community and its activities,” a statement from the CBCI said here.
The apex Christian body placed on record its appreciation for the immense contribution made by
M Karunanidhi, to the state of Tamil Nadu and to the country.
“This towering Dravidian icon with great intellectual prowess and pragmatism shaped the political
narrative in Tamil Nadu over the past few decades and worked hard to uplift the common man,” it said.
“We will remember with affection this tall personality, who with his work especially as the Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, for five separate terms, during the 1969 –2011 period has carved a special place for himself in the hearts of millions of people,” the statement said.