Pranab Mukherjee unveils statue of K Karunakaran
President Pranab Mukherjee unveiled a bronze statue of former Kerala Chief Minister Late K Karunakaran at the Kanakakunnu Palace Grounds in Thiruvananthapuram.
Pranab, while remembering his four-decade long acquaintance with the Congress leader, called Karunakaran a leader with a rare combination of being an outstanding politician as well as an administrator.
“If Kerala today is seen as a model state in several spheres, Karunakaran’s role in ensuring the same has been no less,” he said.
“Karunakaran had a long and colourful legislative life. I don’t think anyone besides Karunanidhi of Tamil Nadu and Jyoti Basu of West Bengal would have had such long innings,” the President added.