Chennai: Earlier a day the Madras High Court on Wednesday ruled that Kalaignar Karunanidhi would be laid to rest at Marina Beach. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi supporters pleaded in the court as the AIADMK government had refused and not ready to allow Karunanidhi’s burial to take place at Marina Beach .The Madras High Court, and after a hearing ruled in favor of the DMK. All party cadres heaved a sigh of relief after ruling of Madras HC. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK Working President MK Stalin broke down into tears at Rajaji Hall, where Kalaignar’s mortal remains lay in state after he was informed of the court’s judgment.
Here is the significance of Marina Beach-
The burial at Marina Beach for DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi assumes political significance for the DMK as it is the resting place of the founder of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam CN Annadurai, who is Karunanidhi’s guru. leader, MG Ramachandran, who was with DMK and worked closely with Karunanidhi before cutting ties with DMK to form his own party, the AIADMK also had buried next to Annadurai’s grave.
Next to MGR the memorial of his political successor and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa has been created, who died in December 2016.
Hence, Marina Beach forms an important keystone in remembering and acknowledging the legendary leaders of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu.