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DMK Chief Karunanidhi\'s coffin lowered into the ground at Marina

The DMK veteran Dr M Karunanidhi passed away at 94 at Kauvery Hospital on Tuesday at 6.10 pm. The five-time former CM was admitted to the hospital on July 26 following fever due to urinary tract infection.


His body was kept at his residence in Gopalapuram for a few hours and then taken to his residence at CIT Nagar as well. Kalaignar's body was later taken to Rajaji Memorial Hall for public view in the early hours of Wednesday. Many prominent figures turned up to pay their last respects to the DMK patriarch.


The funeral procession of Kalaignar began at 4 pm. The DMK Chief's body was taken to Anna Memorial via Walaja road amidst lakhs of supporters. He was brought to Marina after 6 pm.


Following the completion of the final rites performed by his family members, the DMK veteran was laid to rest in his sandalwood coffin, which was lowered into the ground. As the coffin was being lowered, Kalaignar was accorded with a 21-gun salute.