As Dravida Munnetra Kazagham’s M Karunanidhi died, supporters, who have gathered in the hundreds, broke down and were inconsolable.
Here are glimpses from outside the hospital.
DMK supporters gather near the Kauvery Hospital as his health deteriorated. Photograph: PTI Photo
A DMK supporter displays a poster as he stands with others near the Kauvery Hospital, where the party President M Karunanidhi is undergoing treatment. Photograph: PTI Photo
A DMK supporter wails as she stands with many others gathered near the Kauvery Hospital. Photograph: PTI Photo
DMK supporters wail as news of Karunanidhi's deteriorating health emerged. This is the 11th day Karunanidhi has been in hospital. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
Cops and DMK supporters outside Kauvery Hospital after the passing away of party president Karunanidhi in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
DMK supporters react after Karunanidhi's demise on Tuesday. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo