Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina Beach, next to Annadurai

Vastavam web: The DMK stalwart, Karunanidhi, will be buried next to his mentor and DMK founder, CN Annadurai.In spite of AIADMK government’s refusal to bury Karunanidhi at the iconic Anna Sarai Complex, his party successfully won the legal case against the government.

After a two-hour funeral procession covering a distance of less than 3 km headed by the late leader’s son and DMK Working President M.K. Stalin wound its way from Rajaji Hall to the Marina shores, the tri-colour wrapped body with his trademark black shades and yellow stole still in tact was interred in a freshly dug grave with soldiers giving him a state funeral with full military honours.

M K Stalin and Tamizharasu, sons of Karunanidhi, requested for a silent and peaceful procession after report of death of two persons. The citizens became extremely restless to see the body of the DMK patriarch.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and a galaxy of national opposition leaders joined the sea of mourners from across Tamil Nadu who swelled outside Rajaji Hall where the body was kept since morning for public homage. All the big names from politics and entertainment industry have visited Rajaji hall to pay their last respects to the Dravidian Icon. The demise of Karunanidhi has left millions of people across Tamil Nadu as well as entire nation in tears.