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Karunanidhi death Highlights: Late DMK chief laid to rest with state honour, buried next to mentor Annadurai

M Karunanidhi death Highlights: Karunanidhi buried next to Anna Samadhi — the memorial of C N Annadurai — on Marina beach.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 8, 2018 8:32:14 pm
DMK patriarch Karunanidhi dead Karunanidhi death LIVE UPDATES: The DMK patriarch passed away after battling illness in Kauvery hospital. (Express Photo)

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was buried next to mentor CN Annadurai with state honour on Wednesday. The family performed last rites at the beach. Leaders and supporters paid their final respect. The five-time chief minister passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. The veteran politician was admitted in Kauvery Hospital in the city two weeks ago, where he was being treated by a panel of expert doctors. His body was taken to his Gopalapuram residence last night, after which it was shifted to Rajaji Hall. Several political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, paid their last respects to Karunanidhi.

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The Madras High Court granted permission to bury Karunanidhi behind Anna Samadhi — the memorial of C N Annadurai — on Marina beach. This comes after several arguments against or in favour of the matter in the court. The order led to emotional scenes at Rajaji Hall, as Karunanidhi’s son Stalin and senior leaders broke into tears. The Madras High Court which held a late-night hearing on a plea by DMK’s lawyers took up the case at 8 am this morning.

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20:21 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Artist Sudarshan Patnaik pays tribute to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi

Source: PTI 

19:00 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Karunanidhi was seen as dravid yodha, says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
18:31 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Puducherry to mourn for seven days

The Congress government in Puducherry today extended three-day mourning to seven days following the death of DMK leader M Karunanidhi. A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy took the decision to extend the period of mourning to seven days instead of three as announced earlier. Narayanasamy said a bronze statue of Karunanidhi would be installed in the union territory as per a decision was taken by the cabinet.

17:14 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Long live the glory of Karunanidhi rent the air as tri-service personnel lifted the glass casket

Amid cries of people hailing him as "Thalaivar," (leader), DMK president M Karunanidhi's last journey began today with thousands of people paying their last respects. Heart-rendering slogans like 'Kalaignar pugazh vazhga vazhgavey' (long live the glory of Karunanidhi) rent the air as tri-service personnel lifted the glass casket. 

16:58 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Mortal remains of Karunanidhi taken to Marina beach
15:16 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Pinarayi Vijayan and other leaders from Kerala pay tribute to DMK chief
14:58 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Preparation for M Karunanidhi's burial begins

Preparations for M Karunanidhi's burial have begun. The funeral will be executed at 4 pm. The DMK patriarch will be buried near Anna Samadhi — the memorial of his mentor C N Annadurai.   

Source: ANI 

14:47 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao pays tribute to Karunanidhi
14:03 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Sri Lanka President, predecessor and other political leaders express sorrow over Karunanidhi's demise

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other political leaders in the country express sorrow at the demise of Karunanidhi. "The death of M Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and senior politician, deeply disturbed me. I express my deepest sympathy for everyone, including his family and supporters who have been saddened by the loss of Anna," Sirisena tweeted.

14:02 (IST)08 Aug 2018
MK Stalin asks crown to maintain calm

MK Stalin addresses the crowd outside the Rajaji Hall and asks them to maintain calm. "Those who are in power are trying to create chaos, but you have all shown the strength of the cadres."

13:12 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Scuffle breaks out between Police, crowd gathered at Rajaji Hall in Chennai
13:11 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Video, Visual of huge crowd at Chennai's Rajaji Hall
12:56 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Kalaignar Karunanidhi will live on in the hearts and minds of millions, says PM Modi
12:51 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Sonia Gandhi writes to MK Stalin, says deeply saddened by his father's demise

12:39 (IST)08 Aug 2018
'Great loss', says Mamata Banerjee on Karunanidhi's demise

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "I was unhappy yesterday, as the govt did not allow the Marina beach burial. I had called the CM but he was unavailable. I also personally called the PM in this regard. Yesterday, I had gone to their residence to pay tributes to Karunanidhi ji. He was the senior most leader and politician, legendary figure. So, it is a great loss."

12:35 (IST)08 Aug 2018
DMK supporters gather outside Anna memorial at Chennai's Marina beach

DMK supporters gather outside Anna memorial at Chennai's Marina beach. JCB machines have also reached the spot following Madras High Court's judgement that M Karunanidhi will receive burial at the Marina beach.

12:31 (IST)08 Aug 2018
Parliament adjourned today as mark of respect for Karunanidhi

Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have been adjourned for the day as a mark of respect for the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi. A slew of politicians including Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal are expected to pay their tribute to the DMK chief.  Adjournment of Parliament for Karunanudhi is unprecedented. It has never been done for a former CM. Was done for Jayalalithaa who was a sitting CM.

'With profound sorrow, I've to inform the House about the sad demise of Karunanidhi, who passed away on August 7, 2018. He served as CM of Tamil Nadu for five times. In his demise, the country has lost highly popular and eminent personality,' Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said.

12:28 (IST)08 Aug 2018
PM Modi talks with Stalin, Kanimozhi after paying respects to Karunanidhi
12:22 (IST)08 Aug 2018
'Huge victory of justice for DMK. Long live Kalaignar', tweets Surjewala
11:36 (IST)08 Aug 2018
List of leaders who will pay homage to Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai

Here's a list of dignitaries who will fly to Chennai to pay their respects to the DMK stalwart

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Justice (Retd) Sadhasivam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Telangana Chandrashekhar Rao, Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, former Karnataka CM Veerappa Moily, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu

Karunanidhi, Karunanidhi death, Karunanidhi passes away, Karunanidhi dead, karunanidhi dies, M Karunanidhi burial, DMK, MK Stalin, kauvery hospital, Tamil Nadu, India News, Indian Express Karunanidhi passes away: The mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi are carried to his home in Chennai on Tuesday night. (PTI Photo)

Following Karunanidhi's demise, a controversy erupted after the Tamil Nadu government turned down DMK’s request to allot space for the former chief minister’s burial near party founder CN Annadurai’s memorial at the iconic Marina Beach.

Meanwhile, lawyer of Traffic Ramaswamy said, "We have no objection to the burial land for Karunanidhi." Ramaswamy is one of the five petitioners who had filed a public interest litigation against building memorials at the Marina beach. While four others have already withdrawn their petition, Ramaswamy's PIL is still pending before the high court. The acting Chief Justice responded to the lawyer, saying, "Withdraw your case," reported ANI.

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