The DMK leader and chief minister M Karunanidhi celebrated his 86th birthday today.Birthday celebrations were made by his party members in several places in Tamil Nadu.Birthday greetings came in queue from many important personalities and politicians from Tamil Nadu and from all over India.The DMK is a congress ally in the state and in New Delhi.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi greeted him on the telephone.Karunanidhi visited the memorials of DMK founder and former chief minister C.N. Annadurai and E.V.K. Periyar, founder of the Dravida Kazhagam.
Karunanidhi has been the chief minister of Tamil Nadu five times and has won all the assembly elections he fought since 1957.His elder son M.K. Azhagiri is the union minister for chemicals and fertilisers, younger son M.K. Stalin is the deputy chief minister while daughter K. Kanimozhi is a Rajya Sabha MP. Grand nephew Dayanidhi Maran is the union minister for textiles.And all over it has been made as a grand celebration by the political family.