Like Jayalalitha, Kalaignar deserves space at Marina, says Rahul Gandhi

Like Jayalalitha, Kalaignar deserves space at Marina, says Rahul Gandhi

Courtesy : NJ08/08/2018 22:22

 DMK president M Karunadha dide on Tuesday at a Chennai hospital after prolonged illness. The 94-year old leader breathed his last at 6.10 pm, the city hospital where the leader was admitted, said.

"With deep anguish we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 6.10 pm. Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond," a statement by Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, said.

"We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide," the statement said. 

 The Veteran of Dravidian politics was shifted to the hospital on July 28 from his Gopalapuram residence following a dip in his blood pressure and he was under treatment in the Intensive Care Unit ever since. 

A controversy also erupted after the The tamilnadu government denied land on Chennai's Marina beach for Karunanidhi's burial.

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan issued a press release saying the state government was willing to give two-acre land for Karunanidhi's burial near Gandhi Mandapam.

As of now, the confusion remains over the burial site of DMK patriarch.


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