When Amitabh Bachchan received his first National Award from Karunanidhi


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The entire nation mourned the death of Dravida Muttera Kazhagam (DMK) chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Karunanidhi, who passed away last evening, August 8, 2018. A number of Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences. Some spoke about how great a leader he was and some shared their memories with the late leader, who was aged 94. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan too took to Twitter to share some memories with Karunanidhi, who is also a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry.

Big B took to Twitter and remembered the time he received his first National Award from Karunanidhi for his film, ‘Saat Hindustani’. He wrote, “T 2893 – பிரார்த்தனை மற்றும் இரங்கல் , for the Honourable and dynamic leader Shri Karunanidhi .. I received my very 1st National Award for ‘Saat Hindustani’ from him, when the ceremony was held in Chennai that year .. he was the CM ..🙏🙏🙏”.

Check his Tweet below:

Kauvery Hospital, the hospital he was admitted in, announced his demise in a statement on Tuesday evening. The statement read as, “With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi at 6.20 p.m. Despite the best possible efforts by a team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond.”

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