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Parliament adjourned as mark of respect to M Karunanidhi

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned as a mark of respect to M Karunanidhi

india Updated: Aug 08, 2018 11:53 IST
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M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, after a prolonged illness, at a Chennai hospital . (PTI File Photo)

As a mark of respect to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who died on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, both houses of Parliament – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned on Wednesday.

The DMK chief died at Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital on Tuesday. He was undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection and other ailments for almost two weeks.

Thousands of grieving supporters gathered outside Chennai’s Rajaji Memorial, where Karunanidhi’s body has been kept for public view, to pay their respects to the last leader in the state with a mass following.

Tamil Nadu has declared Wednesday a state holiday to mourn the death of the five-time chief minister and leader of DMK party for 50 years.

Karunanidhi’s heir apparent, MK Stalin, broke down earlier today after the Madras High Court allowed the DMK chief’s body to be buried at Marina beach.

A tussle had ensued over the burial of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister after the ruling AIADMK refused to allot space for him to be buried at Marina beach – the resting place of the icons of Dravidian politics.

First Published: Aug 08, 2018 11:35 IST