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End of an era: Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina beach

Wrapped in tricolor, the mortal remains was kept at the hall for the public to pay homage.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 08 Aug 2018, 19:20:36
Crowd at Rajaji Hall in Chennai Crowd at Rajaji Hall in Chennai

Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi was laid to rest at Marina beach amid all state honours.

At least two people were dead 33 injured in a scuffle that broke out outside Chennai's Rajaji Hall where Karunanidhi's mortal remains are kept.

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi's mortal remains were moved at Chennai's Rajaji Hall in Anna Sala on Wednesday morning.

Wrapped in tricolor, the mortal remains have been kept at the hall for the public to pay homage. 

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Government declared public holiday on August 8 as a mark of respect for late M Karunanidhi.

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The mortal remains of Karunanidhi was kept at his Gopalapuram residence and was later taken to his daughter Kanimozhi's residence in CIT Colony for the homage.

The 94-year-old political leader passed away on August 7 after a prolonged illness. 

Soon after Karunanidhi's demise, many political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and chief ministers of various states expressed their deep grief and extended their condolences to the bereaved family.

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First Published: 08 Aug 2018, 09:28:12

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