Chennai: Karunanidhi's son and DMK working president M K Stalin broke down soon after the Madras High Court ruled that DMK president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi will be buried next to his mentor C N Annadurai at Marina Beach in Chennai.
Ever since the health of Karunanidhi deteriorated, M K Stalin was one of the strongest among the family members who kept assuring DMK cadres and Karunanidhi's supporters not to panic.
Scores of people are visiting the iconic Rajaji Hall in Chennai to catch last glimpse of the DMK patriarch who died at the age of 94 on Tuesday evening.
Among the early visitors on Wednesday morning were superstar Rajinikanth and his family, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister E Palanasmy Palanisamy and his deputy O Panneerselvam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tribute to the towering leader of Tamil Nadu politics.
M K Stalin, who wrote an emotional poem in his father's memory and other family members, including M K Selvam and daughter M Kanimozhi, have been standing beside Karunanidhi's body.
Draped in the tricolor, Karunanidhi's mortal remains were brought to the Rajaji Hall on Wednesday morning after it was taken to his homes at Gopalapuram and at CIT Colony for relatives and leaders to pay their last respects.