Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi’s, 94, sad demise has left everyone in a state of shock. A huge crowd of late DMK leader’s followers have gathered at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall. They are seen raising slogans of ‘Long Live Kalaignar’ and ‘Need Marina! Need Marina!’ Finally, Madras HC allows Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina beach. As soon as the news broke out, Karunanidhi supporters outside the Rajaji Hall welcomed the Madras High Court order, allowing the late leader to be buried at Marina Beach, next to his mentor Annadurai.
Also, as a mark of respect to DMK president, the Tamil Nadu Government has declared a holiday on Wednesday. All educational institutions, state government offices, the public sector will remain closed today. Also, cinema houses in Tamil Nadu would stay shut for a day. According to reports, the shoot of Thalapathy Vijay and Keerthy Suresh starrer ‘Sarkar’ has also been halted in USA’s Las Vegas due to the demise of Karunanidhi. Vijay also took to Twitter to share a picture of him with the DMK leader and captioned it as, “Rest in peace #Kalaignar you will be missed.”
Yesterday, as soon as the news broke out about the sad demise of the great leader, in a press release, Tamil Film Producers Council president Vishal Krishna said all programmes, including film shooting, audio releases and film shows across Tamil Nadu have been cancelled.
Kamal Haasan, who was busy with the Vishwaroopam 2 promotions in Delhi yesterday, rushed to Chennai to pay his last respects to Kalaignar. Remembering the veteran politician, Haasan said, “I knew Karunanidhi-ji as a writer before I knew him as a politician. The language we actors used is that of Karunanidhi’s. He had an incredible flow in his writing, which was very elegant. There was a call by the Tamilians for a leader, and he was the one who filled that role.”
5-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi passed away in Tamil Nadu at the age of 94 today.
Posted by Pinkvilla South on Tuesday, August 7, 2018