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Tamil Nadu

Remembering Karunanidhi’s wit

When India Union Muslim League chairperson Khader Mohideen shared a wit of Karunanidhi at the memorial meeting arranged by DMK president M K Stalin in Chennai on Thursday, it sparked both laughter and thought.

Khader Mohideen recalled the meeting between his predecessor late E Ahamad and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi which showed DMK president’s ready wit. When Ahamad told Karunanidhi “Lets sail or sink together”, the latter gently corrected him and said, “lets sail together, but not sink together, instead sing together”, Khader Mohideen said.

Mohideen said “Karunanidhi was neither a rights nor a leftist, but a humanist.” Karunanidhi’s Dravidian ideology was rooted in humanism which he said was sadly lacking today.