Chennai, Aug 24: DMK chief Karunanidhi expressed grief over the death of former Singapore President S R Nathan. Lauding the departed leader's services to his nation, Karunanidhi, in a statement, said Nathan served Singapore in various capacities.
"He greatly strove for the growth of Singapore. He worked for the welfare of working classes by involving himself in trade union," the nonagenarian leader said adding the departed leader was of Indian origin. "I convey my deep condolences to the people of Singapore and his family members on behalf of DMK," he added.
After being ill for sometime, Nathan died on Aug 22 in Singapore at the age of 92. He has the distinction of serving his country for the longest tenure as president between 1999 and 2011.