Tamil Nadu beloved Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa died on Monday night at 11:30 in Chennai, after suffering a cardiac arrest on 4th December. Jayalalithaa had been battling for life for the last 75 days. She had complained of fever, dehydration and congestion on September 22, after which she had been in intensive care. The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa's, wrapped in tricolour, have been kept in Rajaji Hall to public to pay their last tribute to their leader. The body was taken from Apollo Hospital to her residence in Poes Garden at night.
As the news of J Jayalalithaa death broke, condolence and mourning started pouring in. Tamil Nadu announced 7- day state mourning Schools and colleges will be closed for three days. Central government has also announced one-day national mourning. Jayalalithaa's cremation would be done on Tuesday evening at 4:30PM on the historic Marina beach, with full state honours. It is noteworthly, that her mentor and iconic leader Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran (MGR) was also cremated here.
PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee will be in Chennai to pay floral tribute to late leader. However, Congress Vice-President and Delhi Chief Minister will attend the funeral today.
The people’s CM has remained an enigma till her end for her pro-poor politics and her political acumen to hold on to her winning alliance. Jayalalithaa has been the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a record six times, she was the sole decision maker of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, founded by her political mentor M.G. Ramachandran.
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# I want to & will become like her, she always helped the poor & those in need: Student, Bishop Cotton Girls' School(Bengaluru)
# I feel proud, and privileged because I got the opportunity to attend two oath ceremonies of her as CM: Principal,Bishop Cotton Girls' School
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# J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti: # was a people's CM. She was learned & compassionate, godmother for her people. I offer my condolences
# Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh: Work she did for people is remarkable, was a very popular leader as we can see the whole state is in mourning
# Actor, Paresh Rawal: Huge loss for country. She was an amazing woman, seldom do we find such great leaders
-- MP, BJP Shatrughan Sinha: She was an iron lady. Magnetic & amazing woman, also a great leader. Connect she had with ppl was unprecedented.Huge loss to nation.
# Actor, Dharmendra: I am shocked. #Jayalalithaa was my co-star in film 'Izzat'. When I heard she is not well, prayed for her well being
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# Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress: India has lost one of its shining stars. #Jayalalithaaji made her mark both as artist and politician,deeply sad at her demise.
# Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan: #JJayalalithaa was not only strong, but also a good administrator; It's a big setback for politics.
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# Home Minister Rajnath Singh: #Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She had emerged as an icon in Indian politics. I condole the bereaved
# Bihar CM Nitish Kumar: It's a loss not only for TN politics but also for rest of the country; All of Bihar is in mourning today
# Malayalam actor Mammootty: # was the Iron lady of present times, she did a lot of work for Tamil ppl. I condole with bereaved.
# RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav: This is a great loss to the nation, India needs her at this time when the country is heading towards dictatorship.
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