Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin knowns as M.K. Stalin was born on 1st March 1953 as the third son to the prominent Dravidian leader and five-time chief minister of Tamilnadu, Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi and his second wife Dhayalu ammal in Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Following his father's footprint, MK Stalin debuted into active politics in 1973 as soon as he graduated from the college with a bachelor degree. He was inducted in the party and rose through the ranks in DMK. He was one among the young leaders to be jailed under MISA in 1976 for protesting against the emergency.
His legislative career started in 1989 as he was elected MLA from Thousand Lights constituency. 1996 he was elected as the Mayor of Chennai. In 2009 he was promoted to be the deputy CM while his father M Karunanidhi was the chief minister of the state. in 2017, Stalin was appointed the working president of the Dravid Munetra Kazhgam as his father and then DMK chief Karunanidhi was not keeping well. In 2018, he was elected president by the DMK general council.
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