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Kalaignar to be taken from Rajaji Hall to Marina at 4 pm

DMK veteran Dr M Karunanidhi passed away at the Kauvery Hospital on August 7 at 6.10 pm following a decline in his health. The five-time former CM was admitted to the hospital on July 26 following a 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. After 3 am, Kalaignar's body was taken to Rajaji Memorial Hall for public view.


Many prominent political leaders and film stars visited Rajaji Hall to pay their final respects to the DMK patriarch including PM Narendra Modi, CM Edappadi Palaniswami, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Actor Ajith, former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and Governor Banwarilal Purohit.


According to recent reports, it was announced that the final journey of Kalaignar will begin at 4 pm today. Preparations have already begun at Marina for his final rites. At 4, Kalaignar's body will be taken from Rajaji Hall in the form of a procession to Marina.