M. Karunanidhi was born on June 3, 1924, in Thirukkuvalai and held citizenship in both India and British Raj. He passed away on August 7, 2018, at Kauvery Hospital.
Karunanidhi had a varied career, working as a politician, screenwriter, author, journalist, writer, film producer, and poet. As a person involved in different aspects of work, he had multiple occupations throughout his life.
M. Karunanidhi was the father to four children: M. K. Stalin, M. K. Alagiri, Kanimozhi, and M. K. Muthu. N. Muthuvel was his father.