The 94-year-old leader had breathed his last at a hospital in Chennai after fighting for life for 11 days.
BJP MLA from Sion-Koliwada Assembly constituency in Mumbai Capt. R Tamil Selvan said Karunanidhi was among the "rare leaders who practiced what he preached".
Karunanidhi was a famed orator and screenplay writer who built his party on the back of a Dravida upsurge and linguistic Tamil pride.
The funeral procession of late DMK President M Karunanidhi will start at 4 p.m today and he will be laid to rest at Marina near the Anna memorial.
After the stampede, Karunanidh's son MK Stalin urged people to remain calm.
Gandhi reminisced about her own experienced with the former CM whose party had allied with the Congress several times, saying he was like a "father figure" to her.
The Madras HC verdict comes as a shot in the arm for Stalin’s leadership and would strengthen his position as the chosen successor to Karunanidhi.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hit out at the Centre, questioning its silence on the matter.
Both Houses of Parliament wereadjourned for the day on Wednesday after paying obituary to DMK chief M Karunanidhi who died on Tuesday.
The DMK had moved the court last night after the AIADMK govt rejected its request for allowing the burial of Karunanidhi on the famed Marina sands.
As a teenager, he ran a handwritten magazine 'Manava Nesan' in 1941.
The name 'Karunanidhi' is the pride of this tiny village and in his passing away, its residents feel that they have lost their identity.
Kalaignar held writers to be the instruments of social change. As a writer himself, he wrote that change into the very fabric of society.
Karunanidhi's body was earlier brought to the stately Rajaji Hall from his CIT Nagar residence for the public to pay homage to the former chief minister.
The 94-year-old leader breathed his last at the Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 p.m after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days
Stalin also quoted Karunanidhi's statement that the latter wanted to be written on his memorial, which read, "Here lies the person who worked relentlessly throughout his life."
The DMK moved the court hours after the state government announced its inability to allot burial space on the Marina beach citing legal hurdles.
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