Chennai: The final journey of DMK chief Karunanidhi initiated from Rajaji Hall towards Marina Beach at 4pm on Wednesday.
Heavy security deployed in the area to avoid any kind of embarrassment. Elaborate arrangement has been made at Marina Beach.
Karunanidhi to be buried next to Jayalalithaa at Marina beach. The golden casket in which Kalaignar will be laid to rest will have ‘Oivu edukamal uzhaithavan, idho oivu eduthu kondu irukiran’, meaning ‘One who worked hard without taking rest, is resting in peace here’ engraved on it.
According to reports, lines written on the coffin were penned by Karunanidhi himself three decades ago and were also referred to in the letter written by his son MK Stalin.
Five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK stalwart M Karunanidhi breathed his last on Tuesday after battling prolonged illness.