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Karunanidhi dies at 94: In Pics - Kalaignar's final journey

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, after a prolonged illness. The 94-year-old leader served as Tamil Nadu CM for five terms. The last rites of Kalaignar, as he was famously known, took place on August 8 at Chennai's famous Marina Beach.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: August 09, 2018 9:58 IST ]
  • Thousands gathered to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi as his cortege passed through the streets of Chennai, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (PTI Photo)
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    Thousands gathered to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi as his cortege passed through the streets of Chennai, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (PTI Photo)

  • People pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi (PTI Photo)  
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    People pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi (PTI Photo)

     

  • DMK working president MK Stalin and son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi receives tricolour during his funeral ceremony at Anna Memorial, in Chennai on Wednesday,  August 8, 2018. (PTI Photo)
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    DMK working president MK Stalin and son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi receives tricolour during his funeral ceremony at Anna Memorial, in Chennai on Wednesday,  August 8, 2018. (PTI Photo)

  • DMK working president MK Stalin with family members MK Alagiri, Kanimozhi and others during their father DMK chief M Karunanidhi's funeral ceremony at Anna Memorial, in Chennai (PTI Photo)
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    DMK working president MK Stalin with family members MK Alagiri, Kanimozhi and others during their father DMK chief M Karunanidhi's funeral ceremony at Anna Memorial, in Chennai (PTI Photo)

  • PM Modi pays tribute to Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Wednesday, August 8, 2918. Kalaignar Karunanidhi will live on in the hearts and minds of the millions of people whose lives were transformed by him, the PM said in his message. (Photo/Twitter/@narendramodi)   
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    PM Modi pays tribute to Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Wednesday, August 8, 2918. Kalaignar Karunanidhi will live on in the hearts and minds of the millions of people whose lives were transformed by him, the PM said in his message. (Photo/Twitter/@narendramodi)

      

  • PM Modi meets  Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi in Chennai where he paid  homage to the late DMK chief on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (Photo/Twitter/@narendramodi)
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    PM Modi meets  Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi in Chennai where he paid  homage to the late DMK chief on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (Photo/Twitter/@narendramodi)

  • A huge crowd had gathered outside DMK chief M Karunanidhi's house in Chennai to get one last glimpse of the popular leader. (Photo/PTI)
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    A huge crowd had gathered outside DMK chief M Karunanidhi's house in Chennai to get one last glimpse of the popular leader. (Photo/PTI)

  • Mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi being carried inside his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. (Photo/PTI)
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    Mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi being carried inside his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. (Photo/PTI)

  • Mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi outside his Gopalapuram residence. (Photo/PTI)
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    Mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi outside his Gopalapuram residence. (Photo/PTI)

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi's mortal remains being wrapped in tricolour at Chennai's Rajaji Hall before his final journey. (Photo/PTI)
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    DMK chief M Karunanidhi's mortal remains being wrapped in tricolour at Chennai's Rajaji Hall before his final journey. (Photo/PTI)

  • DMK leader MK Stalin stands alongside the mortal remains of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai on Wednesday,  August. 08, 2018 (Photo/PTI) 
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    DMK leader MK Stalin stands alongside the mortal remains of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai on Wednesday,  August. 08, 2018 (Photo/PTI) 

  • Supporters of Karunanidhi mourn outside  a Chennai hospital after the news of his demise. The DMK chief passed away on August 7, 2018, 11 days after he was admitted to the hospital. (Photo/PTI)
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    Supporters of Karunanidhi mourn outside  a Chennai hospital after the news of his demise. The DMK chief passed away on August 7, 2018, 11 days after he was admitted to the hospital. (Photo/PTI)

  • DMK supporters vandalise police barricades outside Kauvery Hospital in Chennai  after the news of party chief M Karunanidhi's death. Karunanidhi, 94, died at the hospital after a prolonged illness. (Photo/PTI)
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    DMK supporters vandalise police barricades outside Kauvery Hospital in Chennai  after the news of party chief M Karunanidhi's death. Karunanidhi, 94, died at the hospital after a prolonged illness. (Photo/PTI)

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