HIGHLIGHTS | DMK chief M Karunanidhi laid to rest with full state honours at Marina beach

The mortal remains of the DMK stalwart now lies near his political mentor C. N. Annadurai.

Published: 08th August 2018 07:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2018 07:58 PM   |  A+A-

DMK president laid to rest next to Anna memorial at Marina beach. (Screengrab)

By Online Desk

DMK stalwart and one of the spearheads of the Dravidian movement, Muthuvel Karunanidhi, was laid to rest beside his political mentor C.N. Annadhurai at the Anna memorial in Marina beach on August 8, a day after he was declared dead by the Kauvery Hosptial in Chennai.

The former five-time CM was initially refused a burial place at the Marina beach by the state government headed by E. Palaniswami. However, a midnight court hearing which then continued in the morning ensured that the DMK supremo gets his place next to his beloved Anna.

The Marina beach already houses the memorials of Karunanidhi's mentor Anna and his contemporaries MGR and Jayalalithaa. 

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One of Tamil Nadu's most prolific leaders and a former five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, passed away at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on August 7 at the age of 94. Karunanidhi's mortal remains which was first taken to his Gopalapuram residence and then to his CIT colony residence was then placed at Rajaji hall for supporters and political leaders to pay their final respects.  

07:40 Aug 8

'Here rests the man who worked tirelessly '- #RIPKarunanidhi


07:35 Aug 8

Farewell Karunanidhi

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DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina beach

DMK stalwart and one of the most loved leaders in the state of Tamil Nadu, Muthuvel Karunanidhi, now lies alongside his mentor Anna near the Anna Memorial at the Marina Beach. 

07:00 Aug 8

 21 gun salute given for DMK chief M Karunanidhi

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 Family members of DMK chief M Karunanidhi pay their last respects to the late leader.

06:35 Aug 8

DMK working president MK Stalin receives the National Flag spread around the body of his father M Karunanidhi from Defence personnel.

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State honours accorded for M Karunanidhi

 State honours being accorded to the five time CM of Tamil Nadu as his mortal remains lie in Marina beach near the Anna memorial.

06:29 Aug 8

Political leaders from across the country including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, TMC MP Derek O Brian, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, JD(S) leader Deve Gowda pay final respects to Karunanidhi at the Marina beach.

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Karunanidhi's mortal remains reach Anna memorial

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Since the funeral procession has to wade through the people, the army vehicle carrying the mortal remains of DMK president M Karunanidhi is now crossing University of Madras, reports TNIE's T Muruganandam.

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Lakhs throng Marina beach to join M Karunanidhi's final journey


(Photo: Screengrab)

05:04 Aug 8

Funeral procession of DMK chief M Karunanidhi now moving on Walajah Road.

05:03 Aug 8

Tributes pour in for DMK chief Karunanidhi


Bengaluru based miniature artist Mallikarjuna Reddy shows a chalk sculpture of the late DMK leader and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The sculpture is 6mm thick and 10mm in height that took 4 hours to complete. (Photo | EPS / Pushkar V)

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Funeral procession of DMK chief M Karunanidhi


04:25 Aug 8

Live coverage of funeral procession of DMK chief M Karunanidhi from Rajaji Hall

04:20 Aug 8

Funeral procession of DMK President M Karunanidhi now moves on Swami Sivananda Road. 

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Karunanidhi's last journey begins

Funeral procession of DMK president M Karunanidhi starts from Rajaji Hall followed by lakhs of party cadre.

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BJP leader L Ganesan pays homage to DMK president M Karunanidhi on behalf of Kancheepuram Sankara Mutt and conveys Mutt's condolences to DMK working president MK Stalin.

03:29 Aug 8

SC rejects Traffic Ramaswamy plea to stay last rites of M Karunanidhi at Marina beach

03:26 Aug 8

Puducherry CM pays floral tribute to DMK leader Karunanidhi at Puducherry legislative assembly


V Narayanasamy along with the ministers pays tribute to the late DMK chief on wednesday in Puducherry. (Photo: G Pattabiraman / EPS)

03:12 Aug 8

Kerala CM pays tribute to the late DMK chief M Karunanidhi

03:10 Aug 8

2 dead and 33 injured in scuffle and stampede outside RajajiHall in Chennai, reports ANI.

02:56 Aug 8

Though a regional party leader, Karunanidhi, a 5-time CM, was a well-known name across the country and even beyond it.

Read: Here is how foreign media covered DMK chief M Karunanidhi's demise

02:45 Aug 8

Telangana CM KCR pays tribute to DMK chief Karunanidhi

02:27 Aug 8

Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays last respect to Karunanidhi

The Congress President who landed in Chennai sometime back visits Rajaji hall to pay his last respects to DMK chief Karunanidhi.

02:21 Aug 8

Akhilesh, Tejashwi pay tributes to Karunanidhi

02:11 Aug 8

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, describing him as a "father figure" who always showed great kindness and consideration to her.

READ HERE: Karunanidhi was like father figure, very kind, Sonia Gandhi in an emotional letter

02:02 Aug 8

Maintain calm: MK Stalin to DMK cadre

01:50 Aug 8

Two killed in stampede at Rajaji Hall

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A group of transgenders mourn the demise of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi at Khajapettai in Tiruchy.


(Photo: EPS | M K Ashok Kumar)

01:13 Aug 8

DMK chief Karunanidhi's funeral procession to start at 4 PM

01:08 Aug 8

Tamil Nadu government accepts Madras HC verdict on allocation of land for burial of DMK president M Karunanidhi at Marina; not to challenge it, says Tamil Nadu Advocate General Vijay Narayan

01:08 Aug 8

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives in Chennai ; he is expected to reach Rajaji hall soon to pay homage to DMK president M Karunanidhi.

12:52 Aug 8

Work in progress at Anna memorial for last rites of M Karunanidhi


(Photo: Martin Louis/EPS)

12:46 Aug 8
12:35 Aug 8

Tamil Nadu wears a deserted look as shops down shutters to pay respect to M Karunanidhi


Empty roads and closed shops seen at Madurai(top), Coimbatore (bottom right) and Tiruchy (bottom left). (Photo | EPS)

12:16 Aug 8

DMK cadres tonsure head

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11:25 Aug 8

PM Narendra Modi leaves Rajaji Hall premises after consoling MK Stalin and Kanimozhi. The DMK working president accompanies him up to his car. Modi was accompanied by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan.

11:19 Aug 8
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Stalin breaks down on hearing Madras HC green signal for Karunanidhi burial

DMK working president and son of Karunanidhi, M K Stalin breaks down after hearing that the Madras HC has allowed his father to be laid to rest at Marina beach.


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PM arrives at Rajaji Hall

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Rajaji hall to pay last respects to DMK chief Karunanidhi amidst loud chants from the party cadres.
11:09 Aug 8

Both houses adjourned

10:53 Aug 8

Madras HC green signal: Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina

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PM Modi arrives in Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai to pay last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK chief Karunanidhi. He is welcomed by CM K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam and other AIADMK leaders.
10:29 Aug 8

Public throng Rajaji hall to pay final respects for DMK chief Karunanidhi


(Photos: EPS)
10:11 Aug 8
Rapid Action Force has been deployed outside Anna memorial at Marina beach in Chennai. (ANI)
10:07 Aug 8

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan pays tribute to DMK chief Karunanidhi

Photo: ANI
09:43 Aug 8

State government's lawyer accuses DMK of pursuing political agenda

09:37 Aug 8

Marina burial space case: Senior Counsel CS Vaidyanathan argues on behalf of Tamil Nadu government at the Madras High Court.

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Marina burial space hearing: There are 1 crore DMK followers in Tamil Nadu out of 7 crore population of the state. They'll be offended if burial land is not allotted for Karunanidhi at Marina beach, says DMK lawyer.
09:32 Aug 8

Heavy security deployed outside Anna Memorial at Marina beach

(Photo: ANI)
09:28 Aug 8
09:22 Aug 8

DMDK president Vijayakanth's heartfelt condolence for the demise of DMK chief Karunanidhi

09:17 Aug 8

Tributes pour in for DMK patriarch Karunanidhi


VCK Leader Thol. Thirumavalavan, lyricist Vairamuthu, India cements head N. Srinavasan pay final respects to DMK chief Karunanidhi. (Photos: ANI, EPS)
09:14 Aug 8
DMK's lawyer at Madras HC says 'Anna, who is the founder of DMK, used to say my life & soul is Karunanidhi. Burying Karunanidhi next to Gandhi Mandapam cannot be termed as a decent burial.(ANI)
09:11 Aug 8
We demand that Bharat Ratna be conferred upon Karunanidhi. We also demand that his memorial be made near Anna Samadhi: VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan
09:09 Aug 8

Tamil film fraternity pay tribute to DMK Chief M Karunanidhi


Tamil film stars Ajith, Surya and Vikram Prabhu arrived at the Rajaji Hall to pay their last respect to DMK Chief M Karunanidhi. (Photo| EPS)

09:01 Aug 8

TN Govt states in its counter affidavit that DMK chief Karunanidhi himself didn't allot land for former CM Janaki Ramachandran after understanding the protocol manual when Karunanidhi was the CM. (ANI)

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Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy pays tribute to Dmk leader Karunanidhi at Rajaji hall.

08:22 Aug 8

Marina land row: Lawyer of petitioner Traffic Ramaswamy says 'We have no objection to the burial land for Karunanidhi'. Acting Chief Justice says to the lawyer 'Withdraw your case'. (ANI)

08:19 Aug 8

Marina land row: Tamil Nadu government files its counter affidavit in the case. (ANI)

08:13 Aug 8

Hearing in case demanding land at Marina beach for burial of Karunanidhi resumes at Madras HC: Media reports

08:11 Aug 8

Governor Banwarilal Purohit pays homage to Karunanidhi
07:59 Aug 8

 Not just Chennai, the whole state has a deserted look today. 

07:46 Aug 8

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit visits Rajaji Hall to pay tributes to Kalaignar amidst chants by DMK cadre for Marina as final resting place.

07:41 Aug 8

This is a great loss for Tamil Nadu. My deep condolences to his family members & DMK party workers: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami

07:40 Aug 8

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami pays homage to Karunanidhi

The Tamil Nadu CM accompanied by deputy CM O Panneerselvam and other AIADMK leaders visit Rajaji Hall to pay final respects to the late DMK chief.

07:26 Aug 8

Politicians, film personalities arrive to pay final respect to Karunanidhi

TTV Dhinakaran, Rajinikanth, Dhanush are among the first to pay final respects to the DMK chief. Several DMK supporters and public have gathered at the Rajaji Hall for a final glimpse of their favourite leader.

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DMK chief Karunanidhi's mortal remains taken to Rajaji Hall in Chennai

Mortal remains of Karunanidhi moved to Rajaji Hall from his CIT colony residence. Public and political leaders will pay their final respects to the state's Tall leader here.


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