The exhibition is at a government museum in Egmore and will last for one month.
Stalin highlighted the importance of erecting memorials to honour the legacy of Karunanidhi.
Later, Stalin visited his sister Kanimozhi’s house on CIT Colony and paid tributes to his father’s portrait.
Shanmugam was also a member of the standing committee for health and a member of the DMK executive council. Chief Minister M K Stalin expressed his condolences.
The plea by affected fishermen across the coastal areas, especially in Chennai, stated that the statue would affect their livelihoods and damage the ecosystem and marine life off Marina Beach.
The government is taking forward Karunanidhi's efforts in appointing people of all castes as priests in temples, Stalin said.
The event was held for the MP to interact with the public from Manjanayakkanpatti panchayat, and receive their petitions.
Meanwhile, the corporation councillors, headed by Mayor N P Jegan, planted tree saplings on the corporation park premises in Rahmath Nagar near Muthammal colony.
Tamil Nadu mourns the death of people who were involved in the tragic triple train accident. The state government will also be extending necessary assistance to the affected.