Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi was laid to rest next to his mentor CN Annadurai, at Marina beach in Chennai. The former five-time Chief Minister was accorded a funeral with full state honours, included a 21-gun salute by the armed forces. Jawans from all the three wings of the armed forces paid their respects to the leader.
At around 7pm on Wednesday, the sandalwood casket with the words 'He who laboured without rest, rests here now,' engraved in Tamil, was lowered into the grave amid loud chants of 'Dr Kalaignar Vaazhga' and 'Annavin thambiye, Vaazhgave' from the sea of supporters who had gathered at the burial site
Kalaignar, aged 94, passed away at 6.10 pm on Tuesday. His mortal remains were kept at Rajaji Hall in Chennai and since early Wednesday morning where leaders and supporters came in to pay their last respects to the late DMK Chief.
The leader was admitted to the Kauvery hospital in Chennai 12 days ago and passed away due to age-related complications.
Karunanidhi is survived by his wife Dayalu Ammal, his partner Rajathi Ammal, and his children Stalin, Alagiri, Kanimozhi, Selvi, Muthu, Thamizharasu, and various grandchildren.
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