Live: DMK President Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi dies, aged 94

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Madras Acting CJ to begin hearing the case at 10.30 pm

Lawyers told Madras HC Acting CJ that delay in hearing case seeking burial of Karunanidhi's body at Marina will lead to violence across the state

"As Annadurai’s heir and successor, Karunanidhi believed it his duty to espouse in political practice the Dravidian movement's values of social justice," says Malini Parthasarathy

TN mourns for Kalaignar: Essential services won't be badly hit, traders say

Extremely pained by the sad demise of an exceptional politician & mass leader Kalaignar Karunanidhi ji. He was a great human being. His contributions to Tamil Nadu & national politics will always be remembered. My condolences to his family members & the party, says Union Minister Arun Jaitley

I thought this acrimony, antagonism and petty rivalry would have ended with the passing of Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi. But EPS proves otherwise.

Karunanidhi was a man of committed ideals, he excelled in the field of politics and had also made valuable contributions to Tamil literature, said veteran BJP leader LK Advani in a statement

National flag to fly at half mast tomorrow in Delhi and all state capitals: Government of India

"Petrol bunks in TN and Puducherry to remain shut from 6 am to 6 pm on Wednesday," KP Murari, President of Tamil Nadu Petroleum Dealers Association, tells TNM.

"There will be people who will want to cause a bad name to the party using this sad situation," said Stalin

Orders given for all TASMAC bars and shops to shut Tuesday evening onwards. They will remain shut tomorrow as well, reports The NewsMinute

Madras HC Acting CJ Huluvadi G. Ramesh agrees to hear by 10:30 pm a case against denial of place at Marina for burying #Karunanidhi’s body, reports The Hindu

Actress B Saroja Devi Condoles Demise Of M Karunanidhi

Karnataka suspends bus services to Tamil Nadu temporarily, to avoid any untoward incidents

Karnataka Government declares one day state mourning for tomorrow, reports ANI

Remembering Kalaignar Dr M Karunadhiji. Pictures with my father, Babu Jagjivan Ram, tweets Meira Kumar

DMK demands midnight High Court hearing over burial matter for M Karunanidhi, reports News9

Ambulance carrying Karunanidhi's mortal remains leaves from Kauvery Hospital for his Gopalapuram residence

Lathi charge ordered as situation tense becomes outside Kauvery Hospital, reports The Hindu

"Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi's death has causes great loss to Indian politics. His contributions to Tamil literature and films testifies his multi-faceted personality," Ajit Pawar

"TN Govt should not play politics. On such occasions, Govt & parties should be above politics," says senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

MDMK Vaiko arrives at the residence Karunanidhi to offer condolences

"A leader immensely loved by people, whose work for the welfare of Tamil Nadu spans decades, is no more," tweets Anurag Thakur

Crowd at Gopalapuram erupts with chants of ‘we want marina’

"Karunanidhi was a man of letters, who enriched the Tamil language," says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Karunanidhi's death: Evening, night shows cancelled in TN theatres

Karunanidhi's body to be taken to his Gopalapuram residence

TN government doesn't allow Karunanidhi burial at Marina, reports The NewsMinute

The EPS administration is digging its own grave in denying a major stalwart of the Dravidian movement his rightful place, says Malini Parthasarathy

Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik condoles the death of former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi

“A political giant, a leader of the masses, DMK patriarch #Karunanidhi passed away today after a memorable innings," says Jitin Prasada

“In Kalaignar's unfortunate demise. I have lost a long trusted friend/guardian and the nation has lost one of the greatest fighter for social justice," says RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav

"Deeply saddened by the passing of M Karunanidhi the most dynamic leader in Indian politics," tweets Kerala PCC

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister expresses his condolences on Karunanidhi's death

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik to travel to Chennai tomorrow

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda: "He had shown the path to regional parties, its a tragic moment for his workers and those who loved him. He was a mature leader and a statesman"

Jharkhand Congress President Dr Ajoy Kumar: "Sad to hear about demise of one of the tallest Indian political figure Karunanidhi ji. His political Journey is an inspiration for all of us"

#Karunanidhi's last rites tomorrow at #MarinaBeach, PM @narendramodi to visit #Chennai to pay last respects; reports ABP News

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi: "Deeply anguished by the passing away of one of the tallest leader of India, Ex CM of Tamil Nadu and @arivalayam President, Dr M Karunanidhi. His demise is a great loss to not only Tamil Nadu or DMK party but for whole country"

"We had met CM and submitted a request for a 'Samadhi' near Anna memorial, he had accepted our request then, but has not communicated anything in this regard till now: DMK leader Duraimurugan

Vice President expresses grief over the passing away of Shri M Karunanidhi

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: "Heartfelt condolences to his family members, near & dear ones & supporters. Shri Karunanidhi, not only left his indelible impression in Indian polity, but also in Tamil cinema & literature with his unparalleled contributio"

"Congress party has lost an important friend. A loss that will be difficult to recoup," says Congress national spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan: "An era in Indian politics ends with demise of #DMK president and former Tamilnadu Chief Minister Shri. M. Karunanidhi ji. My heartfelt condolences"

DMK workers gather outside Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, raise slogans in memory of #Karunanidhi; reports ANI

President Ram Nath Kovind: "Extremely sad to learn of the passing of Thiru M. Karunanidhi. A doyen of our public life, as a contributor to the development of Tamil Nadu and of India he has few peers. Our country is poorer today"

Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath: "My deepest condolences on sad demise of #DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi ji. My Tributes to the dynamic mass leader"

US Ambassador Ken Juster: "On behalf of the United States Mission in India, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of former Chief Minister Muthuvel #Karunanidhi and the people of Tamil Nadu"

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: "Feel v sad to hear about the demise of this great leader. May his soul rest in peace. Its a great loss to the nation."

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar: "My heartfelt condolences to the family of former CM #Karunanidhi and to the people of Tamil Nadu. He will forever be remembered for his years of public service to his state and India"

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh: "Saddened by the news of death of Shri Karunanidhi. In his death not just Tamil Nadu and his DMk party but the nation has lost a veteran politician. My condolences to his family"

Former President Pranab Mukherjee: "Deeply saddened at the passing away of Kalaignar M Karunanidhi.60 years a legislator,5 times CM & a pillar of many coalitions at the Centre,he influenced his State's & the National politics like few others"

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy: "World Tamil Leader who has been champion for poor&downtrodden Dr.Kalaignar is no more. He played active politics in TN & across India. He was instrumental to create Prime Ministers in India"

MK Stalin urges DMK cadre to maintain peace and observe discipline at this time of grief; reports The News Minute

Congress President Rahul Gandhi: "Loved by the Tamilian people, Kalaignar strode the stage of Tamil politics, like a colossus, for over 6 decades. In his passing, India has lost a great son"

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore: "Saddened by the demise of DMK Chief, Thiru M #Karunanidhi, a great administrator & a humble leader who dedicated his life to Tamil Nadu"

MoS, Home Kiren Rijiju: "The passing away of Kalaignar Karunanidhi is the end of an era. He was a charismatic voice of the marginalised section of our society. I join whole of India to mourn his demise"

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed deep sorrow over passing away of DMK President and Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao: "In his death, India has lost a political stalwart and it will be difficult to fill the void caused by his sad demise"

Puducherry Government declares holiday on Wednesday, August 8, three-day mourning; reports The Hindu

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami expresses condolences at the passing away of #Karunanidhi, calls it a huge loss for Tamil Nadu; reports The News Minute

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan: "A tall leader of Tamil Nadu #Karunanidhi ji had paved his own path in politics & championed the cause of poor.May God give strength to his supporters & family in this moment of grief"

TDP leader Nara Lokesh: "A politician who played a huge role in shaping national politics and a fighter with a writer’s heart who always stood for Tamil identity. M Karunanidhi Garu will be dearly missed"

Congress party: "Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of one of India's most dynamic leaders, M. Karunanidhi. He was a true representative of our democracy and worked tirelessly for the people of Tamil Nadu"

Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot: "Deeply saddened by the passing away of DMK chief #Karunanidhi Ji. Condolences to the family and supporters"

Govt holiday in Tamil Nadu on August 8, seven days official mourning announced as mark of respect to late DMK President and five time CM of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar M Karunanidhi

Karnataka Minister KJ George: "I mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of country, DMK Patriarch Late Shri. #Karunanidhi and share the grief with the family members and people of Tamil Nadu"

Kerala Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala: "My heartfelt condolences to family members of #Karunanidhi ji and people of Tamil Nadu"

Kerala Governor Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam: "Each welfare measure he introduced as CM reflected a strong desire for social justice, urge to uplift the backward classes & downtrodden & his unflinching faith in secularism and the unmatched richness of the Tamil heritage"

Cricketer VVS Laxman: "I convey my deepest condolences to family members and admirers of #Karunanidhi ji on his demise. RIP"

BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar: "One of India ‘s n SouthIndia's biggest political leaders #Kalaignar #Karunanidhi passes away. Om Shanthi #RIP"

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan: "Only once in a while you see a visionary leader like @kalaignar89, who championed the cause of social activism and federalism. My respect to a giant soul"

RJD MP Manoj Jha: "An important chapter of Dravidian politics is over. But his ideas and messages shall remain forever. RIP #Kalaignar..Our deepest condolences to family members, friends and the DMK cadre"

Kuldeep Bishnoi, Congress MLA, Haryana: "An era passes as DMK patriarch #Karunanidhi passes away at 94. A humble tribute. May his soul rest in peace"

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh: "Deeply saddened by the demise of #Karunanidhi ji. India and Tamilnadu have lost a great leader, the likes of whom may never be seen again"

Rajnikanth: "Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my #Kalaignar. I pray for his soul"

Former CM of J&K Omar Abdullah: "A legend in his lifetime, counted amongst the giants of the political landscape of India #Kalaignar #Karunanidhi ji has left a void not just in his home state of Tamil Nadu but in the entire country that will never be filled"

MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh: "The man behind the rising son, the patriarch of #DMK, and a respected national leader @kalaignar89 is no more. He was the voice of the people of #TamilNadu. My deepest condolences"

Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao: "Express my deepest condolences on the demise of #KalaignarKarunanidhi. A towering personality in Tamil Nadu politics who also played a significant role at the national level"

NCP leader Praful Patel: "My deepest condolences on sad demise of #DMK President and former CM of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi ji. My Tributes to the dynamic mass leader"

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation services to Tamil Nadu have been stopped temporarily; reports ANI

Karunanidhi's mortal remains to be taken to his residence in Gopalapuram and likely also to Rajathiammal and Kanimozhi's residence in CIT colony; reports The News Minute

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor: "News has just come in of the passing of Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a giant of Indian politics as CM of Tamil Nadu & a screenplay writer who gave voice to the Dravidian movement through his immortal dialogues"

PM Narendra Modi: "My thoughts are with family and countless supporters of Karunanidhi Ji in this hour of grief. India and particularly Tamil Nadu will miss him immensely. May his soul rest in peace"

Kauvery Hospital announces death of Kalaignar M Karunanidhi at 6.10 pm on August 7, 2018

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi dies, aged 95

Kalaignar Health: Shops and commercial establishments in and around Royapettah down their shutters, reports The Hindu

Senior journalist Malini Parthasarthy: "Hope rumours that AIADMK Govt is resisting Marina Beach burial for Karunanidhi are untrue. It would be betrayal of TN sentiment not to accord a ceremonial burial to Kalaignar, who truly earned iconic place alongside CN Annadurai"

Congress spokesperson Khushboo visited Kauvery Hospital after news of deteriorating health of Kalaignar M Karunanidhi

M Karunanidhi's long-time PA Shanmagunathan arrives at Kalaignar's Gopalapuram residence from Kauvery Hospital; reports The News Minute

Kalaignar M Karunanidhi’s car being removed from his Gopalapuram residence compound to create more space inside; reports The News Minute

Kalaignar Health: Commando force of Tamil Nadu police arrives at Gopalapuram; reports The News Minute

Kalaignar Health: Durga Stalin with distraught family members arrives at Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence; reports The News Minute

Heavy police force deployed outside #KauveryHospital. As many as 300 more police personnel have joined the existing force; reports FirstPost

Kalaignar Health: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee taking evening flight to Chennai in wake of Karunanidhi’s declining health; reports CNN News18

Kalaignar M Karunanidhi admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 18; condition worsened on July 28

DMK chief Kalaignar M Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital for the first time on July 18 for change of tracheostomy tube. On July 26, the hospital said Karunanidhi was suffering from urinary tract infection and he was being treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. However, the DMK leader's condition turned bad on July 28 with a drop in his blood pressure and he was shifted to the hospital. He has remained there since then.

Visuals of police and barricades outside Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Aug 7, where DMK President M Karunanidhi's condition has significantly deteriorated (IANS Photo)

Kalaignar Health: Reports that TASMAC outlets—state-owned liquor vends—told to shut shop at 6 pm across Tamil Nadu

Kalaignar’s home in Gopalapuram barricaded. Security increased. One side of the road blocked. Media cordoned off; reports The News Minute

Kalaignar Health: People tweeting reports of traffic jams in parts of Chennai as people rush home from work

Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi, India's senior-most politician, has been Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister five times

People in tears, breaking down outside Kauvery Hospital in Chennai as news came of Kalaignar M Kaunanidhi's deteriorating health

80-year-old Sadayappan from Ottanchathiram, with #Karunanidhi name tattooed on his right hand, waiting outside #KauveryHospital

Kalaignar Health: DMK workers gather outside Kauvery Hospital; reports ANI

Tamil Nadu DGP orders maximum deployment of police force across the state. All Superintendents of Police, City Police Commissioners and others to direct officials under them to report to them immediately in uniform without delay

Karunanidhi health: Security beefed up in Chennai; General alert sounded across Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister Palaniswami held a meeting with top officials and reviewed the situation in light of declining health of DMK President M Karunanidhi. Security has been enhanced at the hospital and the Gopalapuram residence of the nonagenarian leader in Chennai. A general alert has been sounded across Tamil Nadu. Security has been stepped up at major installations

Scene outside Kalaignar M Karunanidhi's residence in Gopalapuram, Chennai; via The Hindu

TV channels show footage of police personnel gathering at Rajarathinam Stadium in Chennai; reports The Hindu

Armed reserved forces have arrived at Kauvery Hospital with lathis and shields, reports The News Minute

earlier on Wednesday Karunanidhi's son and DMK Working President MK Stalin and party colleagues met Tamil Nadu CM EK Palaniswami at the latter's residence

Significant decline in clinical condition of DMK President Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi over the last few hours, says Kauvery Hospital

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