Chennai: DMK supremo Karunanidhi received state funeral at the Marina Beach on Wednesday after he breathed his last on Tuesday evening.
Though it had been a tussle for DMK with the state government for Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina Beach, but the High Court finally allowed DMK’s request.
Politicos including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid their last respect to DMK’s undisputed leader over the day. Meanwhile, thousands of people visited Rajaji Hall to pay homage to Karunanidhi.
Here are the key highlights from the day:
- AIADMK led government opposed Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina Beach. But by the middle of the day, High Court gave the green signal to DMK’s request.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respect to Karunanidhi.
- Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited Chennai on Wednesday to pay is a homage to the DMK chief.
- Stalin addressed the crowd outside Rajaji Hall after the HC verdict, he said: “I request the cadre to remain calm, I did not want anything for myself. All I want is a fitting tribute to Kalaignar