The late DMK Supremo Kalaginar M Karunanidhi demise shattered many people. The South Indian Film Artists Association is not far and organized a condolence meeting to honour the soul at Kamarajar Arangam. The event was held by Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), Nadigar Sangam, and Kootamaipu. Also, the superstar Rajnikanth was present in the event and lashed out at the ruling party and showered praises on the contribution of Karunanidhi.
The occasion was commenced with the lighting of candles by Rajnikanth, MK Stalin, Vishal, Nasser, Revathi, Karthi Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Radharavi, Vikram Prabhu, Vivek, Kutty Padmini, Aarthi, Jiiva, KT Kunjumon, Ganesh, Radharavi, SP Muthuraman, and many more.
"Kalaignar had a command of the Tamil Nadu political sphere to the extent where one has to either stand by him or have the guts to deal with him to enter that arena. Kalaignar influenced a swarm of cadres and hundreds of party leaders to practice active politics. When the AIADMK celebrated their anniversary, they hoarded MGR's portrait, and I feel they should have kept Kalaignar's picture too; because both DMK and Kalaignar played vital roles in the birth of AIDADMK as a party." Rajnikanth stated on the event.
He added his admirable contribution towards the literary world, "He played a pivotal role to bring to light our history and our kings' history and valour. It was his pen that created the two legends of our film industry, MG Ramachandran, and Sivaji Ganesan. I was completely startled by his demise. That night, I couldn't stop myself from remembering all the treasured moments with him and his words. The number of DMK cadres and the public that thronged the Kamaraj memorial hall is the testament of their love, and he deserved it."
He even lashed out at the ADMK government for not attending the final journey of Karunanidhi, "When the leaders across party lines all over the country and armed forces paid tributes to Kalaignar, isn't it ethical for the incumbent Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to attend the funeral? Do they imagine themselves as MGR or Jayalalithaa? These party rivalries should end with the legends who built the parties. I feel thankful to the Tamil Nadu government for not challenging the high court order to allow his burial in Marina, next to his mentor.
I would have protested if the government had decided otherwise. I was moved when I saw his son Stalin cry like a baby after the High court approval arrived. Let his father be the light and guide him. I feel grateful for the moments I spent with him. Let his soul rest in his peace."