DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi was laid to rest at Chennai’s Marina Beach on Wednesday, 8 August.

Karunanidhi Laid to Rest at Marina Beach, Next to Anna Memorial

DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi was laid to rest at Chennai’s Marina Beach on Wednesday, 8 August. The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was buried alongside his mentor and DMK founder CN Annadurai.

“He, who worked without rest, rests here," reads the inscription on Karunanidhi's coffin.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and TMC leader Derek O’brien along with other top political leaders attended the last rites at Marina Beach.

  • PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi paid respects to M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai
  • The former Tamil Nadu chief minister passed away at Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital on 7 August at 6:10 pm
  • Karunanidhi was laid to rest within the precincts of the Anna Memorial

Madras High Court Allows Burial at Marina Beach

The Madras High Court allowed the burial of DMK chief M Karunanidhi on the Marina Beach.

A division bench of the court comprising Acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and SS Sundar passed the order on a petition filed by the DMK at a special hearing.

DMK had moved the court last night after the AIADMK government rejected its request for allowing the burial of Karunanidhi on the famed Marina sands alongside his mentor and former chief minister CN Annadurai.

Prime Minister Modi Pays Tribute to Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays respects to DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

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(Photo: PTI)

Later in a tweet, he said:

In Chennai, I paid tributes to an extraordinary leader and a veteran administrator whose life was devoted to public welfare and social justice. Kalaignar Karunanidhi will live on in the hearts and minds of the millions of people whose lives were transformed by him.

Kalaignar's Loss is a Personal Loss: Sonia Gandhi

In a letter addressed to MK Stalin, Congress’ Sonia Gandhi expressed grief over the death of M Karunanidhi.

“For me, Kalaignar’s loss is very personal. He always showed me great kindness and consideration, which I can never forget. He was like a father figure to me,” Gandhi wrote.

Karunanidhi Laid to Rest at Marina Beach, Next to Anna Memorial

Karunanidhi's Mortal Remains to Be Taken to Marina Beach

Live: Karunanidhi's mortal remains being taken to Marina Beach in Chennai for last rites.

Posted by The Quint on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Leaders Who Will Attend Karunanidhi's Funeral

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • 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

Rajinikanth Pays Respects to Karunanidhi

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Karunanidhi’s Funeral Procession to Begin at 4pm

Karunanidhi’s mortal remains will be taken from Rajaji Hall through Sivananda road, Thanthai Periyar road and then finally be taken to Anna Memorial. The procession will begin at 4 pm, according to DMK.

DMK Supporters Lathicharged

Police resorted to lathicharge to control the crowd at Karunanidhi’s wake.

Mamata Banerjee Pays Tribute to Karunanidhi

Speaking to the media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Yesterday, I had gone to their residence to pay tributes to Karunanidhi ji. He was the senior most leader & politician, legendary figure. So, it is a great loss.”

Burial to be in Consonance With Sketch Provided by RS Bharathi

Madras High Court said “mortal remains of Karunanidhi shall be buried in consonance with rough sketch provided by DMK’s RS Bharathi.”

Karunanidhi Laid to Rest at Marina Beach, Next to Anna Memorial

Stalin Appeals Party Cadre to Remain Calm

MK Stalin appealed to the party cadre to remain calm. Addressing the people he said, “Those who are in power are trying to create chaos, but you have all shown the strength of the cadres. I appeal to everyone to maintain peace.”

Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav Arrive at Rajaji Hall

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav have arrived at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.

Rahul Gandhi Arrives at Rajaji Hall

Ground Zero: Chaos at Rajaji Hall

You Will Always Live in Our Hearts: DMK Supporter

Speaking to The Quint, a teary eyed DMK supporter said, “You will always live in our hearts.”

'A Person Who Continued to Work Without Rest, Now Takes Rest'

‘A person who continued to work without rest, now takes rest’ reads Karunanidhi’s casket.

Karunanidhi Laid to Rest at Marina Beach, Next to Anna Memorial

Preparations Underway for M Karunanidhi's State Funeral

Live: Karunanidhi's Mortal Remains Being Taken to Marina Beach for Last Rites

Live: DMK Chief Karunanidhi's mortal remains being taken to Marina Beach for last rites

Posted by The Quint on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao Pays Tribute

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Two People Allegedly Dead in Stampede at Rajaji Hall

According to media reports, two people died and 30 other suffered injuries at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall. However, no official has been able to confirm the numbers.

2 Dead, 33 Injured in Stampede outside Rajaji Hall

Two people died and 33 were reported injured outside the Rajaji Hall in Chennai where the mortal remains of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi have been kept for people to pay their respects.

Supporters, Policemen Stand Vigil Outside Rajaji Hall

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Children beat the heat outside Rajaji Hall with water pouches.
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Children beat the heat outside Rajaji Hall with water pouches.
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Water tankers outside Rajaji Hall to provide drinking water to people. 
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Exhausted policemen take rest outside Rajaji Hall.

Karunanidhi Begins His Last Journey

The mortal remains of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, are being taken to Chennia's Marina Beach for the last rites.

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AIADMK Minister's Vehicle Attacked by DMK Supporters

AIADMK minister Jayakumar’s vehicle was attacked by DMK supporters near Marina Beach where M Karunanidhi will be laid to rest.

Final Preparations Underway at Burial Site

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(Photo Courtesy: TNM)
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(Photo Courtesy: TNM)

MK Stalin Reaches Marina Beach

MK Stalin and Kanimozhi reached Marina beach ahead of the party supremo’s last rites. The mortal remains of Karunanidhi are still en-route.

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Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu, Derek O'brien Present at Marina Beach

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Karunanidhi's Mortal Remains Reach Marina Beach

DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s mortal remains reached marina Beach on Wednesday, 8 August for his last rites.

Karunanidhi's Casket Being Lowered

Karunanidhi's casket is lifted amidst chants of "Long live Kalaignar!". It is now being lowered into the burial site, next to his mentor CN Annadurai.

Karunanidhi Laid to Rest at Marina Beach

DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi was laid to rest at Chennai’s Marina Beach on Wednesday, 8 August. The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was buried alongside his mentor and DMK founder CN Annadurai.

“He, who worked without rest, rests here," reads the inscription on Karunanidhi's coffin.

Today He Won Another Battle: Kanimozhi

DMK leader and Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi took to Twitter to express grief, saying that she is proud of her father.