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As it happened | Jayalalithaa passes away, cremation at Marina beach today evening

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Mortal Remains Have Been Taken To Rajaji Hall Where People Are Paying Their Last Tributes To Her.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 06 Dec 2016, 02:15:43 PM
Tributes being paid to Jayalalithaa (Image Source: ANI)

Chennai:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa died of cardiac arrest  at 11:30 pm on Monday, the Apollo Hospitals said in a statement.

Jayalalithaa's mortal remains, wrapped in tricolour, have been taken to Rajaji Hall from her residence in Poes Garden where people can pay their last respects to the iconic leader.

Read Live updates: Jayalalithaa passes away: Cremation at Marina beach today evening, PM leaves for Chennai, President to pay floral tributes

Her cremation would be done on Tuesday evening on the historic Marina beach, with full state honours.

PM Narendra Modi will be leaving for Chennai to pay his floral tributes the people's Chief Minister. Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan will represent the Central Govt at the funeral.   

Jayalalithaa, undergoing treatment in Apollo hospital since September 22, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. Following the cardiac arrest, she was put on a heart assist device.

As it happens- 

Rajya Sabha will adjourn for the day after obituary, as a mark of respect, in memory of Jayalalitha.

President Pranab Mukherjee will travel to Chennai today to pay last respects to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
 
President Pranab Mukherjee will travel to Chennai today to pay last respects to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister #JJayalalitha.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, expressing condolence to Jayalalitha said Big setback for TN;Jayalalithaa gave many pro-poor programmes, which should be continued in her memory.

 M Narendra Modi emplanes for Chennai, will pay floral tributes to late Jayalalitha who passed away on Monday night.


Former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda will attend the last rites of Jayalalitha in Chennai. 

 

Union Minister Prakash Javedekar said Jayalalithaa death is great loss for everybody as she created her own brand 'Amma politics' that connects to poor.

One day national mourning declared by the Central government.

Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan will represent the Central Govt at the funeral of Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will leave for Chennai later today to pay his last respects to 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai to pay homage. 
 After paying homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar at Parliament House, shortly. PM Modi will leave for Chennai to pay homage to #Jayalalithaa.

Supporters and leaders of AIADMK arrive at Rajaji Hall to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa.


People pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa as her mortal remains reach Rajaji Hall.

 

Jayalalithaa's mortal remains have been taken to Rajaji Hall from her residence in Poes Garden.

People mourn the death of Amma.

Senior AIADMK leader and Jayalalithaa's confidant O Panneerselvam took oath as next CM of Tamil Nadu.

Seven day state mourning has been announced in Tamil Nadu from December 6.

 

1:15am (Tuesday): 

# Senior AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

# Oath of office and secrecy to be administered to 15 ministers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even as her death was announced, the AIADMK MLAs were meeting at the party headquarters to elect a successor to Jayalalithaa amid speculation that loyalist O Panneerselvam will fit into her shoes. 

Jayalalithaa was a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes and was an iconic figure in state politics for three decades. She had been battling for life for the last 75 days. 

On November 19, she was taken out of the intensive care unit to a hospital room, but was moved back on Sunday.

Jayalalithaa, 68, had complained of fever, dehydration and congestion on September 22, after which she had been in intensive care.

She was then put on ventilator and was treated with antibiotics for infection and lung congestion.

For her treatment, the team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals was joined by a team of doctors including UK-based intensivist Dr Richard Beale and doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, comprising pulmonologist Dr G Khilnani, anaesthesiologist Dr Anjan Trikha and cardiologist Dr Nitish Nayak.

With PTI inputs

Big setback for TN; #Jayalalithaa gave many pro-poor programmes, which should be continued in her memory: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress

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First Published : 06 Dec 2016, 12:14:00 AM

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