Why Karunanidhi, born a Hindu, will be buried and not cremated?

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As the issue over the memorial of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi who breathed his last at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Tuesday evening snowballed into a full-blown controversy, one frequently asked question is why Karunanidhi, despite being born a Hindu, will be buried and not cremated as is customary in Hindu tradition. Behind the burial of Karunanidhi lies the …