Jun 26, 2013 · Karunanidhi – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even today, whenever Karunanidhi visits Salem, he takes a ride through . for Thirukural, Tholkaappiya Poonga, Poombukar, as well as many poems, essays . Later he founded a student organisation called Tamil Nadu Tamil Manavar . to Dalmiapuram after a cement mogul from North India who built a cement plant there.