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PHOTOS: PM, Rahul, Rajini pay their respects to Karunanidhi

Last updated on: August 09, 2018 00:46 IST

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to actors-turned-politicians Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan paid their last tributes to late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai.

 

Karunanidhi, 94, died at the Kauvery hospital on Tuesday following prolonged illness.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his last respect to M Karunanidhi at Chennai's Rajaji Hall. Photograph: PMO

Modi consoles the DMK chief's family members, including his son M K Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi. The PM in his message had described the DMK chief as a prolific thinker and a deep-rooted mass leader who stood for regional aspiration and national progress. Photograph: PMO

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi pays his homage to Karunanidhi. Gandhi, accompanied by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar, among others, briefly interacted with Karunanidhi's son and DMK working president M K Stalin. Photograph: PTI Photo

Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai pay their last respects. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth pays his last respects to the DMK chief. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Makkal Needhi Maiam President and actor Kamal Haasan pays his last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah at Rajaji Hall. Photograph: PTI Photo

Actor-turned politician and Congress national spokesperson Kushboo pays her last respects to the DMK chief. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Congress leader P Chidambaram pays floral tribute to the DMK patriarch. Photograph: ANI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays her last respect to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Lyricist and author Vairamuthu expresses his condolence to DMK leaders MK Stalin. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Stalin with Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav and former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav. Photograph: PTI Photo

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during Karunanidhi's funeral at Anna Memorial. Photograph: PTI Photo

TVS chief Venu Srinivasan and his wife express their condolence to DMK leader MK Stalin on the demise of his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Tamil actor Ajith Kumar pays his last respects to Karunanidhi. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy at Rajaji Hall to pay his homage. Photograph: ANI

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit consoles Stalin. Photograph: ANI

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader and RK Nagar MLA TTV Dinakaran pays his respect. Photograph: ANI

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thol Thirumavalavan pays his last respect to Karunanidhi. Photograph: ANI

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar also pays tribute to Karunanidhi. Photograph: ANI