Karunanidhi dies at 94: Major Controversy Breaks Out as Tamil Nadu Govt Denies Space for Karunanidhi’s Burial at Marina Bay

Karunanidhi dies at 94: “It is a very sad news, he was a successful CM. I offer my condolences, I am with his family in this hour of grief. May God give them strength to bear this loss,” said former President Pratibha Patil.

Karunanidhi’s mortal remains to be taken to Gopalapuram residence
Karunanidhi’s mortal remains will be taken to the Gopalapuram residence and may also be taken to the residence of his wife Rajathi Ammal and daughter Kanimozhi in CIT colony, according to The News Minute. He is survived by his wives Dayalu Ammal and Rajathi Ammal, sons MK Muthu, MK Azhagiri, MK Stalin and MK Tamzhalarasu and daughters Selvi and Kanimozhi.

DMK patriarch and five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi breathed his last at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after a 11-day health battle. He was 94. According to the medical bulletin, the time of death was 6.10 pm. His health had seen a significant decline in the last 24 hours due to multi-organ failure. Doctors stated that despite maximum medical support, he could not be resuscitated. Thousands of Kalaignar’s supporters are mourning outside the hospital and condolence have started pouring in for the veteran leader. Karunanidhi, who was popularly referred to as Kalaignar (actor) was admitted to the hospital on July 28 after he contracted urinary tract infection and developed a high fever.

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DMK cadre attempts self-immolation

A 50-year-old DMK cadre attempted self-immolation in Karur after learning about the demise of Karunanidhi, The Hindu has reported. The person, identified as N Saravanan, poured kerosene over his body and tried to set himself on fire but the police thwarted his attempt. He was taken to Karur Town police station.