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Karunanidhi no more: Galaxy of leaders, artistes pay last respect

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Chennai, Aug 8: Karunanidhi's body was draped in the national tri-colour with his trademark black glasses, yellow shawl, white shirt and dhothi on. Earlier, a galaxy of political leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their last respects to the departed leader.

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi's funeral procession has begun from Rajaji Hall in Chennai at 4 pm today. It is currently en route Marina Beach where the late DMK chief would be laid to rest beside his mentor Annadurai.

The mortal remains of Karunanidhi will be lowered into the burial pit behind the samadhi of his mentor and DMK founder C N Annadurai at Marina beach with full state honours.

Karunanidhi draped in Tri-colour

Karunanidhi draped in Tri-colour

A Tri-colour is placed on the mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi as an honour, at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018. (PTI Photo

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays her last respect to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018. DMK president M Karunanidhi died yesterday after a prolonged illness, the city hospital where the leader was admitted.

PM Modi

PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses his condolence to DMK leaders M.K Stalin (C) and Kanimozhi (L) on the demise of their father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018.

Author Vairamuthu

Author Vairamuthu

Lyricist and author Vairamuthu expresses his condolence to DMK leaders M.K Stalin (R) on the demise of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018.

Congress national spokesperson Kushboo

Congress national spokesperson Kushboo

Actor-turned politician and Congress national spokesperson Kushboo expresses her condolence to DMK leaders M.K Stalin (R) on the demise of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018.

Tamil Nadu CM and Deputy CM

Tamil Nadu CM and Deputy CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his cabinet colleague pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018.

Actor Ajith

Actor Ajith

Actor Ajith pays his last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018. Karunanidhi died yesterday after a prolonged illness. (PTI Photo

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam President and actor Kamal Haasan pays his last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018.

TVS chief Venu Srinivasan

TVS chief Venu Srinivasan

TVS chief Venu Srinivasan and his wife expresses their condolence to DMK leaders M.K Stalin (R) on the demise of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai.

Actor Rajnikanth

Actor Rajnikanth

Actor Rajnikanth and his family pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018.

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