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The DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) headquarters has put out a statement specifying the routes and the time of the funeral procession of the mortal remains of DMK President Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi.
"The President of the DMK and the leader of Tamilians Kalaignar's mortal remains will be taken in a procession from Rajaji Hall at around 4 pm via Sivananda Salai passing by Periyar's statue and will reach Anna statue. From there the procession will take the Walajah road and reach Anna Square on Kamarajar Salai and his remains will be laid to rest there," read the statement.
It also added, "Brothers and sisters of the party and members of the public are requested to maintain calm during the procession and pay their final respects to the unmatched leader of the Tamils."
His body was taken from the hospital and kept at his Gopalapuram and CIT Colony residences for people to come and pay their respects.
Meanwhile, Karunanidhi's family members and a few senior DMK leaders met the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and requested him to allot land in Marina. They requested that Karunanidhi is laid to rest near his mentor, former Chief Minister Annadurai's memorial on Kamaraj Salai throughout the night.
By Sowmya Sangam