The five-time Chief Minister took his last breath on Tuesday and immigrated to heavens leaving behind his huge followers and family. The 94-year-old veteran leader was buried at Chennai’s Marina Beach on Wednesday. The whole country mourned the huge demise. The Veteran leader was buried in the presence of top politicians after the state funeral.
The DMK leader was suffering from an age-related disease. He was admitted on 28 July after a sudden fall in his blood pressure. He was under surveillance of doctors team and was shifted in ICU for keen observation. The Doctors had informed that it was tough for them to maintain the function of vital organs of DMK leader. He was earlier diagnosed with the urinary tract infection and high fever.
Karunanidhi started his career as a screenwriter and later became the important part of Indian politics. He was appointed as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1969 after the death of Annadurai. He became the first leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in 1969.
Recently the veteran leader completed his 49 years as a president of the DMK party. The working president of DMK is Mr Stalin.
The bulletin released by the kauvery hospital on Tuesday informed about the huge loss and end of an era. Around 6.10 the DMK leader inhaled his last breath and died due to multi-organ failure.
The Madras High court allowed the burial of the DMK patriarch’s body at the Marina beach along with three other former chief ministers including J Jayalalithaa.
The court allowed for the burial after overnight drama over the ruling AIADMK’s refusal for the same.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Chennai to pay tribute to the veteran leader. Rahul Gandhi also paid homage to the DMK chief at Rajaji Hall.
The news of demise had turned the environment of the state into mourning. The followers were grieving which reflected their love for the Thalaiva. The Tamil Nadu govt had announced for one-week mourning over Karunanidhi’s death.