LIVE: DMK patriarch Karunanidhi in hospital, supporters outside in big numbers

New Delhi, July 28, News24 Bureau: In a late night development DMK patriarch and DMK president M Karunanidhi was shifted to a private hospital from his residence in Chennai early today.He is suffering from high fever due to urinary tract infectionKarunanidhi, 94, was admitted to Kauvery Hospital around 1:30 am.Kanimozhi, A Raja visited Kauvery Hospital, where DMK President Karunanidhi is admitted following a drop in blood pressureSeveral other DMK leaders, including party working chief and Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin, visited him at his residence in Gopalapuram area before he was taken to the private hospital.Among the visitors was Karunanidhi's estranged son and former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M K Alagiri, who was expelled from the party by the DMK chief in January 2014 after a prolonged struggle for power with his younger brother Stalin. Here are the LIVE updates:

-Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad visits DMK President M Karunanidhi at Kauvery Hospital who was admitted here late last night following drop in blood pressure. 

-He is better. His blood pressure has stabilised: DMK leader Kanimozhi on DMK President M Karunanidhi's health condition. 

-DMK supporters continue to gather outside Kauvery Hospital, where DMK President M Karunanidhi is admitted. 

-Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit visits DMK President M Karunanidhi at Kauvery Hospital who was admitted to the hospital late last night following drop in blood pressure. 

-MK Stalin arrives at Kauvery Hospital, where DMK President Karunanidhi is admitted following drop in blood pressure. 

Hours before he was moved to the hospital, Stalin said the former Tamil Nadu chief minister's health was improving. On Wednesday, he had assured people that there was nothing to worry about his father's health.Security was tightened at the former Tamil Nadu chief minister's Gopalapuram residence as DMK cadres kept pouring in.For the past two years, the DMK president has not been making any public appearance owing to his ill-health, but he still holds the top post in the Dravidian party.Karunanidhi has not been keeping well since October 2016. A few days ago, he underwent a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube to help him in breathing.Karunanidhi, who is addressed as 'Kalaignar' (artiste) by his supporters, followers and some politicians, entered his 50th year as party chief yesterday.

With Agencies