M Karunanidhi death news Live Updates: DMK president and five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s funeral procession is en route to Marina Beach from Rajaji Hall. Over 1 lakh people and DMK supporters waving party flags have joined the procession that is moving towards the Marina Beach. At the burial ground, all preparations have been done and several DMK leaders have already reached the site where the Dravidian movement leader will be laid to rest. According to reports, Karunanidhi will be laid to rest at around 5 pm.
The preparations at the Marina Beach began after the suspense over where the mortal remains of M Karunanidhi will be buried ended in the morning when the Madras High Court directed the AIADMK government to grant burial land for the Dravidian movement leader near the Marina Beach. Karunanidhi, 94, who had served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five-time, died yesterday at 6:10 pm at Kauvery Hospital after prolonged illness.
Meanwhile, two persons have lost their lives and over 30 have suffered injuries in a scuffle and stampede outside the Rajaji Hall. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK’s working president MK Stalin has blamed the state government for creating chaos and appealed to the party workers to maintain calm. Earlier today, people from different walks of life including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil superstar Rajinikanth arrived here to pay homage to the departed soul.
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