Rahul Gandhi meets ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi in Chennai to wish him speedy recovery

Updated: 17 Dec 2016 12:33 PM
Chennai: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met the ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday, who underwent tracheostomy at the Kauvery Hospital here to optimise his breathing.

Rahul told the media here that he wanted to personally wish the DMK Chief a speedy recovery. 

On Thursday night, the former chief minister was admitted to the hospital for the second time in the last three weeks.

He was first admitted to the same hospital on December 1 for optimisation of nutrition and hydration and was discharged after he improved substantially

The hospital issued a statement saying Karunanidhi was readmitted with breathing difficulty due to throat and lung infection, adding that he was stable and being treated.

Karunanidhi's daughter and Rajya Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu Kanimozhi said that he had some lung infection and breathing difficulty, adding that he was much better now.