In Chennai today, PM Narendra Modi paid tributes to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi. The PM said that Kalaignar Karunanidhi was an extraordinary leader and a veteran administrator whose life was devoted to public welfare and social justice.
தன்னிகரற்ற தலைவரும், பழுத்த நிர்வாகியும், மக்கள் நலனுக்காகவும் சமூக நீதிக்காகவும் தன் வாழ்நாளை அர்ப்பணித்த தலைவருக்கு சென்னையில் அஞ்சலி செலுத்தினேன். கலைஞர் கருணாநிதியால் தங்கள் வாழ்க்கையில் மாற்றம் கண்ட கோடானு கோடி மக்களின் எண்ணங்களிலும் இதயத்திலும் அவர் வாழ்வார். pic.twitter.com/jUAvfgMIIv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 8, 2018
“Kalaignar Karunanidhi will live on in the hearts and minds of the millions of people whose lives were transformed by him”, he added.
The legend left thousands crying after him. It is a loss of the nation to not have the versatile leader anymore among us. People flooded to after the procession trying to have a glimpse of the departed leader during his funeral procession.
As a mark of respect for the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned after leaders paid respect to Karunanidhi. The Tamil Nadu government had denied permission last night to give a space at Marina Beach for the burial claiming that the space is given only to the working Chief Ministers. DMK wanted a burial space next to CN Annadurai at Marina Beach. Later Madras High Court gave the approval explaining that there was no such legal impediment in providing a place there.