Five-time Tamil Nadu CM Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina Beach
Five-time Tamil Nadu CM and DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who passed away aged 94, was laid to rest with state honors at Chennai’s Marina Beach on Wednesday. Karunanidhi was laid to rest adjacent to the mausoleum of his mentor CN Annaduri. The words “Here rests the man who worked without taking rest” were engraved on his casket.
Dr. M Karunanidhi was a scientists’ scientist: MS Swaminathan
MS Swaminathan, regarded as a father of India’s Green Revolution, paid a tribute to late DMK chief saying “Dr. M Karunanidhi was a scientists’ scientist”. Swaminathan noted the former CM’s contributions to Tamil Nadu’s development with universities like Anna University. Swaminathan also recalled when Karunanidhi granted him land in Chennai in 1989 for establishing a scientific institution.
Man who never rested rests here: Words on Karunanidhi’s casket
The words “Here rests the man who worked without taking rests the man who worked without taking rest,” have been embossed on the casket of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who passed away on Tuesday. The words have been embossed in Tamil on the wooden casket in which the body will be kept today. Karunanidhi will be buried at Marina Beach after a Madras HC verdict.
We’ve lost a deep-rooted mass leader: PM on Karunanidhi’s demise
After DMK Chief M Karunanidhi passed away at 94 in Chennai, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “We have lost a deep-rooted mass leader prolific thinker, accomplished writer, and a stalwart.” “His life was devoted to the welfare of the poor and the marginalized,” he added. “India and particularly Tamil Nadu will miss him immensely,” PM Modi said on another tweet.
2 dead in a stampede as people pay last respects to Karunanidhi
At last two persons died and 40 were injured after a stampede took place at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall on Wednesday where DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s mortal remains were kept. The injured were admitted to Rajiv Gandhi government hospital. Over one lakh people were waiting outside the Rajaji Hall to get a glimpse of the five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
Received my very 1st National award from Karunanidhi: Big B
Amitabh Bachan took to Twitter to share a post after the demise of DMK chief Karunanidhi on Tuesday evening. “I received my first National Award for ‘Saat Hindustani’ from him when the ceremony was held in Chennai that year,” he wrote. Karunanidhi was the chief guest at the ceremony and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at the time.
What does Karunanidhi’s popular name ‘Kalaignar’ mean?
DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who passed away on Tuesday at the age 94, was popularly known as ‘Kalaignar’, which means ‘scholar of arts’ and pronounced as ‘Ka-lai-nyar’. Apart from being a political leader, Karunanidhi had worked as a screenwriter in Kollywood and wrote several poems and books like Ponnar Sankar. Thirukkural-Kalaignar Urai and Thenpandi Singam among others.