Five times Chief Minister and DMK Chief for a record-breaking 50 years, Karunanidhi have passed away yesterday in Chennai. From bigwigs to the common people, all marched to the Marina beach to pay homage to the 94-year-old Politician.The Tamil Nadu CM Palanisamy along with his deputy Panneerselvam rushed to the hospital to console the family. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit paid condolences to the late head of DMK the other day. DMK leaders and Karunanidhi’s family members shifted the corpse covered in Indian National Flag to the Rajaji Hall for the leaders and Public to pay a visit and homage to Karunanidhi. Already the State of Tamil Nadu sanctioned a Public Holiday for Wednesday and a State level death ceremony will be conducted by the Home Department on the same day.
Union Home Ministry too acknowledged the death of Karunanidhi and declared that Indian Flag will be hoisted for a full day of Wednesday as a sign of their respect for the leader. They directed the State Government to take care of final rites. National leaders like Mamatha Banerjee personally visited demised Karunanidhi in the hospital yesterday while AICC National Chief Rahul Gandhi is on the way to reach Chennai. Superstar Rajini Kanth met the family members of DMK and heaped praise on Karunanidhi. In addition to all these, millions of his followers mourned his death across Tamil Nadu and demanded Marina Beach to bury his body.