Chennai, Aug 8: Madras High Court ordered to bury Dr M. Karunanidhi at Marina beach in the case against denial of burial land citing protocol by Tamil Nadu Government.
The DMK felt that such a tall leader must be buried at the Marina along with other stalwarts such as CN Annadurai, MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.
However, Tamil Nadu government counsel, Vaidyanathan asked: " Periyar, the tallest leader of the Dravidian movement, was he buried at the Marina?"
Where was E.V. Ramasamy aka Periyar buried?
E.V. Ramasamy, the founder of Dravidar Kazhagam, revered as 'Periyar' was buried at Thidal at Vepery in Chennai.
On December 24, the resolute Rationalist, Periyar, breathed his last, putting billions of rationalists, Tamilians of Dravidian race and admirers all over the globe into unbearable agony.
An official State mourning was announced by then ChiefMinister Dr. M Karunanidhi and Gazette extraordinary was issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu. A state funeral with police honours was arranged in Madras (now Chennai). His body was kept in the Rajaji Hall for the public to pay their respects.
The funeral procession started in the evening and reached the Periyar Thidal at Vepery, Chennai where his body was laid to rest. Leaders like former Chief Minister Mr. K. Kamaraj and Karunanidhi came in the procession.
A Government holiday was declared on 24-12-1973 by the State Govt of Tamil Nadu.