Karunanidhi to be laid to rest at Marina

Chennai: The funeral procession of late DMK President M Karunanidhi will start at 4 pm today, and he will be laid to rest at Marina near the Anna memorial here, the party said.

A party statement said the procession would begin from Rajaji Hall, where his mortal remains are kept for public homage, by 4 pm, and proceed through Sivananda Road and Thanthai Periyar Road to reach Anna Square.

He would be buried adjacent to mausoleum of former Chief Minister and his mentor C N Annadurai on the sands of Marina, it said.

“Party supporters and public are requested to stay calm during the procession and pay their respects to the unparallelled leader,” it said.

The golden casket in which the mortal remains of Karunanidhi would be laid to rest will have the engraving in Tamil, “Oivu edukamal uzhaithavan, idho oivu eduthu kondu irukiran, meaning “one who worked hard without taking rest, is resting in peace here.”

Meanwhile, preparations were on in full swing at Marina beach for the burial of the departed DMK patriarch.