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Karunanidhi death Live Updates: Kalaignar laid to rest at Marina beach

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DMK chief M Karunanidhi passed away at the Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 p.m after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days. Hundreds of supporters broke down outside the Kauvery Hospital as the news of the DMK patriarch’s death was announced in the evening. Meanwhile, the hearing in High Court over the burial of Karunanidhi’s remains at Marina Beach is set to resume at 8 am on Wednesday. The Tamil Nadu Government also has declared a public holiday on August 8 as a mark of respect for late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi.

A large number of people have gathered outside the Rajaji Hall here to pay their last respects to DMK President M.Karunanidhi, who died on Tuesday evening due to age-related ailments. The mortal remains of Karunanidhi was brought to Rajaji Hall on early Wednesday after it was taken to his homes at Gopalapuram here and at CIT Colony for relatives and leaders to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

Here are live updates:


7:01 pm Chennai: M Karunanidhi being laid to rest at Marina beach, next to Anna memorial

6.44pm Karunanidhi’s family pays last tribute to the DMK chief at Marina beach

6.31pm Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, State Minister D Jayakumar and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan pay tribute to Karunanidhi at Marina beach

6.24pm Congress President Rahul Gandhi at last rites ceremony of Karunanidhi

4.11pm Mortal remains of DMK Chief being taken to Marina Beach for last rites

3.57pm Ex-J&K CM Farooq Abdullah, NCP chief Sharad Pawar pay tribute to the M. Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall

2.57pm 2 dead and 33 injured in scuffle and stampede outside Rajaji Hall in Chennai

2.48pm Preparations underway for state funeral of M Karunanidhi at Marina beach

2.42pm Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao paid tribute to M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall


2.15 pm Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall

2.11 pm RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav and SP’s Akhilesh Yadav with MK Stalin at Rajaji Hall

2.00 pm‘A person who continued to work without rest, now takes rest’ written on the coffin of Karunanidhi

1.50 pm Those who are in power are trying to create chaos, I appeal to everyone to maintain peace: MK Stalin

1.35 pm People climb walls in an attempt to enter Rajaji Hall after Police blocked hall entrance due to huge crowds

1.12 pm: Scuffle between breaks out between Police & crowd gathered at Rajaji Hall, police resort to lathi charge.


1.00 pm: Tamil Nadu: Huge crowd at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall where mortal remains of M Karunanidhi are kept.

12.30 pm: Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien to represent Trinamool Congress at the funeral of M Karunanidhi in Chennai.

12.25 pm: Yesterday, I had gone to their residence to pay tributes to Karunanidhi ji. He was the senior most leader & politician, legendary figure So, it is a great loss. I was unhappy yesterday, as the govt did not allow the Marina beach burial. I had called the CM but he was unavailable. I also personally called the PM in this regard: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

12.10 am: PM Narendra Modi talks to DMK leaders MK Stalin & Kanimozhi, after paying last respects to M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.

12.05 am: With profound sorrow, I’ve to inform the House about the sad demise of Karunanidhi who passed away on 7 Aug 18. He served as CM of Tamil Nadu for 5 times. In his demise, country has lost highly popular & eminent personality: Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha speaker, earlier today

12.00 am: Tamil Nadu: DMK supporters gather outside Anna memorial at Chennai’s Marina beach. JCB machines have also reached the spot following Madras High Court’s judgement that M Karunanidhi will receive burial at the Marina beach.

11.45 am: DMK workers gather at Rajaji Hall where the mortal remains of M Karunanidhi are kept.

11.15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

11.05 am: Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to former CM M Karunanidhi

11.05 am: The DMK’s plea for the burial of Kalaignar’s body near Anna memorial has been accepted by the Madras High Court. The court further directed Tamil Nadu government to ensure & establish a memorial for Kalaignar’s: V Kannadasan, DMK’s lawyer

11.05 am: Tamil Nadu: DMK supporters celebrate following Madras High Court’s verdict to allow the burial of former CM M #Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach. Visuals from Rajaji Hall (pic 1 & 3) and outside Madras High Court (pic 2)

11.00 am: Tamil Nadu: MK Stalin breaks down after Madras High Court’s verdict to allow the burial of former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach.

11.00 am: Madras High Court pronounces verdict: M Karunanidhi to get a burial at the Marina Beach

10.35 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: Arguments are now over. Acting Chief Justice begins dictating orders.

10.35 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: The family members of M Karunanidhi have not approached High Court, Justice SS Sundar points out to DMK’s lawyer.

10.35 am: Tamil Nadu: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai to pay last respects to DMK chief M Karunandhi.

10.05 am: Tamil Nadu: Rapid Action Force has been deployed outside Anna memorial at Marina beach in Chennai. Hearing in the case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi is underway at Madras High Court.

10.00 am: Tamil Nadu: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan pays last respects to former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.


9.30 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: DMK’s lawyer says, ‘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.’

9.25 am: Chennai: Visuals of heavy security outside Anna Memorial at Marina beach. Hearing in the case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi is underway at Madras High Court.

9.20 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: DMK’s lawyer says ‘You (state govt) have announced state mourning, why not give land for burial? There’s no prohibition under Central Govt protocol to allot land at Marina beach for ex-CMs.

9.20 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: DMK’s lawyer 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.’

9.10 am: We demand that Bharat Ratna be conferred upon Karunanidhi. We also demand that his memorial be made near Anna Samadhi: VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan

9.10 am: Case against denial of burial land by TN Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: 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.

9.05 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M #Karunanidhi: Court records contents of counter affidavit filed by state Govt who tells Court, DMK can’t challenge press release by Govt expressing inability to allot space at Marina beach for Karunanidhi

9.00 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: Madras High Court Acting Chief Justice records in his order, submissions made by DMK organising secretary RS Bharathi in his affidavit seeking burial land at Marina beach for Karunanidhi.

8.50 am: VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan pays last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

8.45 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: Madras High Court dismisses petitions filed by Traffic Ramaswamy, K Balu & Duraisamy challenging construction of memorials at Marina beach.

8.40 am: Deepa Jayakumar pays last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

8.40 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: Madras High Court dismisses petitions filed by Traffic Ramaswamy, K Balu & Duraisamy challenging construction of memorials at Marina beach.

8.35 am: Deepa Jayakumar pays last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

8.25 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: Madras HC directs Traffic Ramaswamy’s lawyer to file memorandum that he has no objection to bury Karunanidhi’s body at Marina beach. Lawyer submits the memorandum to the Acting Chief Justice.


8.15 am: Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy pays last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

8.05 am: Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: Tamil Nadu Govt files its counter affidavit in the case. Hearing in the matter is underway at Madras High Court.

Case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for M Karunanidhi: 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’.

7.50 am: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit pays last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

7.40 am: Chennai: Huge crowd gathers at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall to pay last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M #Karunanidhi. Crowd raises slogans of ‘Long live Kalaignar’ and ‘Need Marina! Need Marina!’

7.00 am: This is a great loss for Tamil Nadu. My deep condolences to his family members & DMK party workers: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami after paying last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall

6.50 am: Madras High Court to hear the case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Government at Marina beach for #Karunanidhi at 8 am today.

6.45 am: Rajinikanth, Dhanush pay last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

6.30 am: Mortal remains of late DMK chief #Karunanidhi wrapped in tricolour at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.

6.15 am: TTV Dhinakaran arrives at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall where mortal remains of former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi are kept.

6.00 am: Chennai: Karunanidhi’s son MK Alagiri and DMK leader Andimuthu Raja arrive at Rajaji Hall in Chennai where mortal remains of the late Tamil Nadu CM are being brought.

5.45 am: Chennai: Mortal remains of former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi being taken from Kanimozhi’s residence in CIT Colony to Rajaji Hall.

5.30 am: Congress leader P Chidambaram pays last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s CIT Colony