Farooq, Omar pay tributes to Karunanidhi

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SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of veteran Tamil leader Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi who passed away in Chennai on Tuesday.
In a statement by party issued here, which said Farooq Abdullah reached Chennai on Wednesday to pay homage to the veteran leader and will also participate in his funeral ceremony.
In his message, Farooq Abdullah said Kalaignar’s career exemplified the virtues of selfless service, leadership and empathy for the downtrodden and that his role in the Dravidian movement was extraordinary and pivotal.
Omar Abdullah in his message said Kalaignar’s contributions to the country and Tamil Nadu would be remembered for generations to come and that in his demise the country had lost a veteran leader, a social justice crusader and an empathetic visionary.