Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram house to be made Hospital for poor

CHENNAI: DMK supremo M Karunanidhi had donated his residence at posh Gopalapuram locality here in 2010 for setting up a hospital for the poor.

On the eve of his 86th birthday, he had signed the gift deed donating the house to Annai Anjugam Trust, (named after his mother) to run the hospital after his and his wife’s lifetime.

The hospital to come up at the place would be named Kalaignar Karunanidhi Hospital, it was announced.

In 1968, he had registered the house in the name of his sons Alagiri, Stalin and Tamilarasu.

After getting their consent in 2009, the DMK veteran had gifted it to the trust.

Former union minister A Raja and noted Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu are among members of the Trust.

Karunanidhi who died at the age of 94 announced to gift the house where he lived for about 5 decades ( from 1955) on a lunch of hi 86th birthday.