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Rahul Gandhi pays homage to DMK chief

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

today paid homage to late DMK chief M at the here.

Gandhi, accompanied by Su Thirunavukkarasar, among others, briefly interacted with Karunanidhi's son and DMK working M K and laid a wreath before the mortal remains of

Expressing grief over the death, Gandhi had said that the DMK patriarch strode the stage of Tamil like a colossus for six decades.

"...In his passing, has lost a great son. My condolences to his family as also to the millions of Indians who grieve for their beloved tonight," he had tweeted.

Senior leaders and also paid tribute to

Azad said as chief minister, of Opposition and a party chief, Karunanidhi was known and respected across the country.

"Today he is no more but his work and ideology will always remain a guiding factor for all of us. The void (created by Karunanidhi's demise) cannot be filled by any political

It is a great loss to the country, to the party and to all those who are directly or indirectly associated with him," he said.

Moily hailed Karunanidhi as a "champion of social justice."

Karunanidhi, 94, died at a private hospital yesterday following

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 15:50 IST