India How M Karunanidhi's Supporters Bid Adieu To Their Leader

06:28  09 august  2018
06:28  09 august  2018 Source:   ndtv.com

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Born on June 3, 1924, at Thirukuvalai, now in Nagapattinam district, Karunanidhi never lost an election, having been elected to the state Assembly 13 times

Next Story. Chennai. They came to bid their leader adieu . DMK cadres gathered in strength outside Rajaji Hall to pay homage to deceased party chief M . Karunanidhi . |

Chennai: They came in their thousands to Rajaji Hall. They came to pay tribute and say goodbye to a man who was perhaps the last political giant of Tamil Nadu - truly, to use that cliche - the end of an era.

94-year-old M Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 5 times, elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly 13 times. He had never lost an election.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and many chief ministers were in attendance.

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Party workers clad in white occupied the stairs leading up to the glass casket that held Karunanidhi ’ s mortal remains, as political leaders , members of the film fraternity and other VIPs arrived through the day to pay their respects.

And with that unusual, very personal feeling that so many people in this state show for their leaders - people from Chennai and around the state came to mourn.

One man told us, "We have lost our grandfather. We are lost."

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Another said,"I am in the field of IT because of him. He changed my life."

The police had kept control of the crowds from outside the hospital where he died on Tuesday evening, to the two homes his body went to before being moved to Rajaji Hall early on Wednesday morning. They kept control for several hours there as well, trying to send mourners in manageable batches. But soon, the impatience grew. People broke barricades, climbed over them and flooded the area. Squashed up against each other in the heat and humidity. The crowds only grew as the day and the heat progressed. We saw an elderly woman collapse and being revived with water. It turned out later, 2 people reportedly lost their lives and forty-seven others were injured.

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Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina after court battle; lakhs bid adieu . Supporters and mourners started pouring in at Rajaji Hall early in the morning, with some of them raising slogans hailing their 'thalaivar' ( leader ).

Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor C.N. Annadurai on the sands of Marina beach here on Wednesday after his party clinched a midnight legal battle as hundreds of thousand of commoners wept, pushed and jostled for space to bid adieu to their leader

Karunanidhi's son, MK Stalin, appealed for calm and asked the crowd to move towards the burial ground at Marina Beach. Over burial location, a late night and early morning legal tussle took place to allow the DMK leader to be buried alongside his leader and mentor, Annadurai.

At 4pm, the body, in its glass coffin, was mounted onto a carriage to begin the slow procession to Marina Beach. And to his final resting place. The inscription on his coffin read, "The man who never rested, is resting here."

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