Kalaignar Karunanidhi is one of the founder members of DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), political party in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is also the chief of DMK from the death of C.N. Annadurai in 1969 till date. He has been the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five times (1969-71, 1971-74, 1989-91, 1996-2001 and 2006- till date). He holds the record of winning every election that he fought in his political career spanning more than 60 years. He led the UPA in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry to win all the 40 Parliament seats in the 2004 Parliament elections.