Chennai, Aug 7: Schools and colleges in Chennai are likely to remain shut due to the announcement of the seven-day state mourning in Tamil Nadu following the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at the age of 94. Shops in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu were also closed today and police security was beefed up across the state. The services of Karnataka State Transport Corporation to Tamil Nadu and all the omnibus services to Chennai were also stopped on a temporary basis. Also Read - School Reopening News: Few States/UTs to Resume Classes From Today After Hiatus of Over 5 Months | All You Need to Know
As per official reports, all the government functions and cinema shows in Tamil Nadu that were scheduled on August 7 and August 8 in the state were cancelled. The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) issued an order of the closure of all retail shops and bars by 6 pm earlier on Tuesday.
Kauvery Hospital reportedly said on Tuesday, “Dr. M Karunanidhi passed away at 6.10 PM. Despite best efforts of our doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond.”
94-year-old Karunanidhi was first admitted to the hospital on July 18 for a change of tracheostomy tube and an infection in the urinary tract. The DMK patriarch breathed his last on August 7, 2018.