The Home Ministry on Tuesday announced that the national flag will fly at half mast in Delhi and all state capitals across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi.
The Ministry informed that the former DMK chief will be accorded a state funeral on Wednesday.
The Government of India will observe state mourning across the country on Wednesday and there will be no official entertainment during the day, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.
Karunanidhi, president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) who was ailing for sometime, died at the age of 94 at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital on Tuesday. He was a long-standing leader of the Dravidian self-respect movement and ten-time president of his own party.
Karunanidhi, who served as chief minister of Tamil Nadu for five terms, was admitted to hospital on July 28 after he contracted urinary tract infection. Later, the doctors had advised a longer stay to him because of 'age related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters'.