List of VVIPs who will attend Karunanidhi's funeral

New Delhi, August 8, News24 Bureau: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's funeral is certainly an event with which an important chapter of the state will be over. The legend will continue to live though.After the Madras High Court has okayed and allowed the burial of Karunanidhi on the famed Marina sands, the preparations are on at the beach.Earthmoving equipment has arrived at Marina Beach after the Madras HC's nod for the Karunanidhi's burial here. The Dravida movement leader will be buried next to his mentor, C N Annadurai or Anna as he is popularly called. Annadurai was the founder-leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and was considered to be more than a comrade to Karunandihi, who referred to him as his brother.Here is the list of VVIPs who will be attending the funeral: 1. PM Modi,2.Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu3. Chief Minister of Telangana Chandrashekhar Rao4. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad5. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Justice (Retd) Sadhasivam6. Congress President Rahul Gandhi7. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal8. Drek O Brian from TMC9. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy10. Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy11. Former Karnataka CM Veerappa Moily12. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman