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Several CMs, political leaders pay tribute to late DMK Chief

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Several Chief Ministers and political leaders cutting across party lines today paid their last respects to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi here.

Chief Ministers H D Kumaraswamy (Karnataka), (Kerala), and K (Telangana) paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of the late at the here.

CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury, his senior party colleague Prakash Karat, CPI national D Raja, former chief ministers of and Uttar Pradesh Oommen Chandy and Akhilesh Yadav respectively also paid homage to the departed

Sharad Pawar, former Union Praful Patel, ex-Jammu and also offered their last respects.

Kejriwal, in his condolence message, said, "Feel very sad to hear about the demise of this great leader. May his soul rest in peace. It's a great loss to the nation."

Governor P Sathasivam and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly were among those who turned up to have last glimpse Karunanidhi.

"He was a of our country and a very When he was a chief minister, he was very considerate towards and Keralites. I remember our good relationship," Chandy said.

Tamil film fraternity led by film producers council and actor Vishal Krishna, paid tributes to the departed DMK patriarch.

Vairamuthu broke down while speaking to reporters as he quoted a poem written by Karunanidhi after Periyar E V Ramasamy's demise.

"Can we accept destruction of just because it is an old structure? Just like what Karunanidhi wrote for Periyar's demise, it is difficult to accept the fact that Kalaignar is no more," he said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 18:10 IST