Chennai, Mar 1: It was a quiet birthday fete for DMK President M K Stalin who turned 67 on Friday.
Based on a request made by him, there were no grand celebrations to mark the occasion and the DMK cadres desisted from organising any event. This is Mr Stalin’s first birthday after he was elevated as the DMK president following the death of his father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.
While advising the DMK cadres not to celebrate the birthday in view of Mr Karunanidhi's death, Mr Stalin urged them to carry out welfare measures. He also instructed them not to use loud speakers as it would affect the students preparing for the Plus-2 board exams.
He also asked the cadres not to meet him in person to greet him. Several political leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Dravidar Kazhagam President K Veeramani and others extended birthday greetings to Mr Stalin. (UNI)