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Kalaignar Karunanidhi was the first Chief Minister to do this!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 • Tamil Comments

Kalignar Karunanidhi was the first Chief Minister to do this

DMK supremo and patriarch Kalaignar Karunanidhi passed away yesterday at 6.10 pm. Millions of cadres and supporters are mourning his death in the state. TV channels are flooding with his achievements in arts and politics. Here is yet another interesting fact about the leader that is sure to surprise you.

Kalignar Karunanidhi became the first Chief Minister to hoist the national flag on August 15,1974. Earlier it was only the Governors of the state that got to hoist the national flag on Independance Day and Republic Day. 

Not only that, Karunanidhi had also coimmunicated to the then PM Rajiv Gandhi that Governors should hoist the flag on Republic Day and Chief Ministers should hoist the flag on Independance day respectively.