M. Karunanidhi, the legendary leader of south India, died on Tuesday after a long illness of 94 years of age. Karunanidhi will be cremated today with state honor. The hospital issued the statement and told that he breathed his last at 6.00 pm. They were suffering from the urinary infection and low blood pressure. All the leaders of the country, including President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, paid homage. PM wrote that he was one of the country’s senior leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid a tribute to former CM Karunanidhi by reaching Raja Ji Hall. After a while, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will also be there.
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2:45 PM IST- The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a holiday in schools and state government offices in honor of Karunanidhi death. Private bus operators have stopped their services from Chennai till Wednesday evening. However, people from different parts of the state are reaching Chennai using other methods of transportation.
2:30 PM IST- The body of the five times as Chief Minister 94-year-old leader Karunanidhi is wrapped in the national flag. The Home Ministry said in a statement that the national flag will be half-necked in the honor of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday.
2:15 PM IST- Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanpal, Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar, Lok Sabha Deputy Chairman M Thambidurai and other leaders paid tribute to the departed leader.
2:00 PM IST- Among those who paid homage to Karunanidhi, the Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister. Palaniaswamy and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvum included People, politicians, actors, industrialists, and others associated with different fields have paid homage to the departed leader.
1:30 PM IST- It was difficult for the police to control the crowd on Wednesday afternoon. During this, the police had used to lathi charge to disperse the crowd.
12:30 PM IST- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MLA Somnath Bharti reached Chennai to pay his tribute to late DMK president Dr. Karunanidhi
12::00 PM IST- DMK supporters celebrate following Madras High Court’s verdict to allow the burial of former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach.
11:30 AM IST- After a long hearing about Karunanidhi’s funeral, the Madras High Court has taken a decision. Karunanidhi’s Mausoleum will be built on Marina Beach The DMK had filed after the government did not allow it. Due to the news of the decision, DMK supporters rushed to the delight.
11:00 AM IST- Whether or not the grave of Karunanidhi will be on Marina Beach, now the clock of judgment has come. Judge of Madras High Court has started writing the verdict.
10:30 AM IST- Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan, who came to pay tribute to Karunanidhi, supported the demand of DMK. Kamal Haasan has said that the marina beach itself is a tomb.
10:00 AM IST- The lawyer said, “There is a post and any post has to be done. There is a separate protocol for everyone. In this case, we are following the tradition, the tradition which Karunanidhi himself has decided. During his tenure, 3 former CMs were killed but he could not find a place in Marina Beach.