Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who was fondly called as Amma by her followers had a cardiac arrest on Sunday has passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa have been taken to her residence, Veda Nilayam, at Poes Garden, and after completion of rituals, will be taken to Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Tuesday for public homage. The cremation of Jayalalithaa is expected to take place on Tuesday.
The Tamil Nadu government has announced a mourning period of 7 days and three-day holiday for schools and colleges.
Entire nation mourns over Jayalalithaa’s death. Here are few Tweets of politicians and cinema celebs:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, "Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics. Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief. May the Almighty grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude. I will always cherish the innumerable occasions when I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaa ji. May her soul rest in peace."
N Chandrababu Naidu, “In deep anguish over the demise of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, a long-time friend & a leader with indomitable spirit who is loved by all. My deepest condolences to her well-wishers & supporters. She will remain in our memories as leader who truly cared for people.”
Rajinikanth, “Not just Tamil Nadu but the whole of India lost a brave daughter. May her soul rest in peace.”
Dhanush, "#RIPAmma. The end of THE most inspirational era of Tamilnadu Politics. You leave behind a vast vacuum. #IronLady. #Shattered #empty #darkday"
TRisha Krishnan, "Rip my most favourite person?D throne awaits U on d other side.Truly proud 2 hav studied in d same alumini n honoured 2 hav met u.#myAMMA."
Shruti Haasan, "TN loses one of its greatest leaders and bravest women- deeply saddened by this great loss – words cannot express."
Mahesh Babu, "Deeply saddened at the loss of J Jayalalithaa garu. May her family and the whole of Tamil Nadu find strength at this time.."
Mohan Babu, “And the curtains come down to the journey of one of the most charismatic and humble humans being #jayalalithaa Garu. Symbol of woman power. Had the honor of meeting her first when I was starting my career & many times after that.An amazing actor & an example for women &men alike. Praying alongside my Tamil brothers and sisters. No words can express this loss. May her soul Rest In Peace.”
Jr NTR, "#Ripamma Great era comes to an end.But her majestic charisma and determination will continue to live and inspire many women in our country."