Karunanidhi Funeral Video: Burial at Marina Beach at around 6pm

08 Aug 2018 02:08 PM

Karunanidhi Funeral Video: Burial at Marina Beach at around 6pm

Updated 08 Aug 2018 02:08 PM

After fighting a grim battle for life for 11 days, 94-year-old DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi , fondly addressed as Kalaignar (meaning artiste) breathed his last on Tuesday evening. The final rites of the leader will be performed today (Wednesday). People gathered in large numbers early this morning at Rajaji Hall, where his  body is kept,  to pay their last respects to the DMK leader.

A controversy erupted over Karunanidhi's cremation as the state government on Tuesday rejected DMK's demand for giving space for his burial at Marina beach, propelling an early morning hearing of High Court on the matter on Wednesday. However, the Madras High Court today allowed the burial of the DMK chief on the Marina Beach. Keeping their personal and political differences aside, the grief over father's demise united siblings Stalin, Alagiri and Kanimozhi.

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