Karunanidhi's last journey begins
Amid cries of people hailing him as "Thalaivar," (leader), DMK president M Karunanidhi's last journey began today with thousands of people paying their last respects.
Heart-rendering slogans like 'Kalaignar pugazh vazhga vazhgavey' (long live the glory of Karunanidhi) rent the air as tri-service personnel lifted the glass casket
containing the mortal remains and walked up to the decked up military hearse.
Sobbing family members, including the late leader's sons M K Stalin and Tamizharasu, followed them.
Karunanidhi's body was draped in the national tri-color with his trademark black glasses, a yellow shawl, white shirt and dhothi on.
Earlier, a galaxy of political leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their last respects to the departed leader.
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