The Tamil Nadu Government has declared a public holiday on August 8 as a mark of respect for late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi.
The five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister breathed his last on Tuesday at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital.
The entire state is mourning the demise of Karunanidhi and many political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and chief ministers of various states also expressed their deep grief and extended their condolences to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik prayed peace and tranquillity for the departed soul and expressed deep sympathies with the family members of Karunanidhi.
Earlier, the Bihar Government announced two-day state mourning in view of Karunanidhi's demise. The Karnataka Government also announced a day-long state mourning.