Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina with full state honours


Chennai, Aug 8: Late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday laid to rest at marina beach with full state honours. 

The DMK patriarch was buried beside his mentor and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai.

The veteran political leader made his final journey on a flower-decked military vehicle from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach.

Draped in a tricolour, the five-time chief minister was put on a military vehicle by military personnel shortly before 4 p.m.

Hundreds of thousand supporters were lined up along the route to have a last glimpse of the Kalaignar.

DMK leader and Karunanidhi’s son M.K. Stalin, accompanied by party leaders, walked ahead of the military vehicle as the funeral procession made slow progress because of a huge crowd on the streets.

The mortal remains of Karunanidhi brought to the Rajaji Hall early on Wednesday after it was taken to his homes at Gopalapuram here and at CIT Colony for relatives and leaders to pay their last respects.

Earlier in a day, Stalin had appealed to people to keep calm during the final journey.


Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina beach, next to Anna memorial

Karunanidhi’s family pays last tribute to the DMK chief at Marina beach

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, State Minister D Jayakumar and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan pay tribute to DMK Chief at Marina beach

Congress President Rahul Gandhi at last rites ceremony of Karunanidhi

MK Stalin with sister Selvi and brother MK Alagiri

Rahul Gandhi,Ghulam Nabi Azad, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, TMC’s Derek O Brien and others

Mortal remains of Karunanidhi being taken to Marina Beach for last rites

A five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK President Karunanidhi died following a prolonged illness at Kauvery Hospital on Tuesday evening.

The five-time former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was suffering from urinary tract infection and age-related ailments and earlier he was under observation at his home.

He is survived by his two wives Dayalu and Rajathi, sons M.K. Muthu, Alagiri, Stalin and M.K. Tamilarasu and daughters S. Selvi and Kanimozhi and grandchildren.


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