Madras High court allows Karunanidhi burial in Marina

The Madras High court on 8.8.2018  after hearing the DMK supporters’ petition, passed verdict allowing the burial of the veteran DMK leader M.Karunanidhi at Marina beach , next to his mentor CN.Annadurai.

The HC judgement elicited emotional outbursts from the family members, including son M.K.Stalin who cried after hearing the news and the decision also won approval from many political leaders, across party lines.

The ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu had denied permission for Karunanidhi,  to be buried next to Annadurai, MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa at the iconic mausoleum complex at Marina beach, saying he was not a sitting CM. The ruling AIADMK government, under, E.Paneerselvam instead offered 2 acres land at Sardar Parel road, near Rajaji memorial.