Today is former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s 98th birth anniversaryChennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin paid tribute to his father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on his 98th birth anniversary on Thursday. Popularly known as ‘Kalaignar’, Muthuvel Karunanidhi was a writer and politician who served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for almost two decades, between 1969 and 2011. Chennai | Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin pays floral tribute to his father and former CM M Karunanidhi on his 98th birth anniversary pic.twitter.com/SkrSY1vTSg— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2021Born on June 3, 1924, M Karunanidhi contested 12 assembly elections polls and never lost an election. The former chief minister of Tamil Nadu entered the legislative assembly at the age of 33, representing Kulithalai constituency.M Karunanidhi is also known for his contributions to Tamil literature. Before entering politics, Karunanidhi worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. He also wrote plays, novels and a multiple-volume memoir.Several people paid tribute to M Karunanidhi on Twitter: Here are a few: Daughter Kanimozhi took to Twitter a posted a beautiful photo with father Karunanishi. She wrote in Tamil remembering her father’s knowledge and sense of humour. அறை முழுவதும் மகிழ்ச்சியும் நகைச்சுவையும் அறிவும் நிறையச்செய்யும்அப்பாக்களின் நாற்காலிகள் காலியாக இருந்தாலும்அவை நினைவுகளால்நிரம்பி வழிகின்றன.#HBDKalaignar98#kalaingarforeverpic.twitter.com/vax3teQhNX— Kanimozhi (கனிமொழி) (@KanimozhiDMK) June 2, 2021Remembering the Revolutionary Leader of Dravidian Movement who had a huge impact on Tamil Nadu Politics as well as coalition governments at the centre. #Karunanidhi#Kalaignar98#KalaignarForeverpic.twitter.com/c9GsaqgJJ5— Vishnu Vardhan Induri (@vishinduri) June 3, 2021#SivajiGanesan starrer #Parasakthi was elevated to a different level by its powerful dialogues. Remembering the iconic screenwriter #Kalaignar#Karunanidhi, who penned the dialogues for this film and more, on his birth anniversary today. pic.twitter.com/BJf0eJZFLB— AVM Productions (@ProductionsAvm) June 3, 2021’முத்தமிழறிஞர் கலைஞர் அவர்களின் 98வது பிறந்தநாளையொட்டி, மாண்புமிகு முதலமைச்சர் திரு. @mkstalin அவர்கள், தலைமை செயலகத்தில் இன்று கொரோனா நிவாரணத் தொகை ரூ.2000 மற்றும் 13 மளிகைப் பொருட்கள் அடங்கிய தொகுப்பை பொதுமக்களுக்கு வழங்கினார்’#KalaignarForeverpic.twitter.com/rFVOsRKEip— DMK (@arivalayam) June 3, 2021On the birth anniversary of M Karunanidhi, the DMK launched several welfare schemes. Chief Minister MK Stalin distributed grocery kits to people. The Chief Minister also released Covid relief package of Rs 2,000 and at the state secretariat.