NEW DELHI: Both houses of Parliament were on Wednesday adjourned after paying obituary references to the departed DMK leader M Karunanidhi.
Shortly after the Lower House convened for normal business on Wednesday, it was adjourned for the day after paying tributes to the late DMK leader.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read out an obituary reference and paid homage to the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
With profound sorrow, I've to inform the House about the sad demise of #Karunanidhi who passed away on 7 Aug 18. He served as CM of Tamil Nadu for 5 times. In his demise, country has lost highly popular & eminent personality: Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha speaker, earlier today pic.twitter.com/N0qUSnoLhQ
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2018
Similarly, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after mourning the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.
"Karunanidhi was a multifaceted personality and was actively engaged in social and public life, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said in an obituary reference as the house assembled.
"He has served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five terms. In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death," Naidu said.
The House observed two minutes of silence before it was adjourned for the day.
Karunanidhi, 94, who led the DMK for 50 years, breathed his last owing to age-related ailments in a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday evening.