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Karunanidhi to be laid to rest near Anna mausoleum

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: The funeral procession of late M Karunanidhi will start at 4 p.m today and he will be laid to rest at Marina near the 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 p.m, and proceed through Sivananda Road and Thanthai Periyar Road to reach

He would be buried adjacent to mausoleum of former 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 for the burial of the departed DMK patriarch.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 14:40 IST