Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi was born as Dakshinamurthy in Thirukuvalai in Tiruvarur, India, on 3 June 1924 to Muthuvel and Anjugam. He has claimed that the secret of his energy and success lies in the daily practice of yoga. He married three times; his wives are the late Padmavathy Ammal, Dayalu Ammal and Rajathiammal. His sons are M. K. Muthu, M. K. Alagiri, M. K. Stalin, and M. K. Tamilarasu. His daughters are Selvi and Kanimozhi. Kanimozhi is a Rajya Sabha MP. M. K. Muthu, his eldest son was born to Padmavathy, who died early. Alagiri, Stalin, Selvi and Tamilarasu were born to Dayaluammal, while Kanimozhi is the only daughter from his third wife, Rajathiammal. He has donated his house, that is to be converted into a free hospital for the poor after his wife Dayalu's death. On 5 October 2012, He changed his attire from white shirt with yellow shawl to black shirt and he stated that he would continue to wear black in the days to come as a mark of protest against the AIADMK government.