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Indian PM wishes ‘quick recovery’ to hospitalised DMK chief

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached out to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu,as the veteran party leader M Karunanidhi was admitted to hospital with deteriorating health.

The 94-year old five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Saturday morning following a drop in his blood pressure. It was reported that he had initially suffered from a urinary tract infection, which led to him being hospitalised.

Mr Modi tweeted that he had spoken to the DMK chief’s son M K Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi and “offered any assistance required”.

Spoke to Thiru @mkstalin and Kanimozhi Ji. Enquired about the health of Kalaignar Karunanidhi Ji and offered any assistance required. I pray for his quick recovery and good health. @kalaignar89

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 27, 2018

Scores of Indian celebrities from across the country and politicians across the polticial spectrum have expressed their well wishes for Mr Karunanidhi, who is known as 'Kalaignar' by his supporters.

Hundreds remain gathered outside the hospital.