- After 75 days, Tamil Nadu Chief Minster J Jayalalithaa died on December 5 in Chennai.
- Jayalalithaa practised politics on her own terms to remain one of the main poles of Tamil Nadu politics for three decades.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was declared dead by doctors at Apollo Hospital in Chennai at 11:30 pm on December 5, after a prolonged illness and cardiac arrest.
Jayalalithaa, tinsel town heroine who practised politics on her own terms to remain one of the main poles of Tamil Nadu politics for three decades, was a feisty leader with a lot of grit and determination staging remarkable comebacks despite setbacks on account of corruption cases
Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres & well wishers in this hour of grief pic.twitter.com/oe26Itv1OF— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) December 5, 2016
Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi condoles Selvi J.Jayalalithaa's death & pays homage. pic.twitter.com/SaQlk3gZAb— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) December 5, 2016
Saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu CM J.Jayalalithaa ji. Deepest condolences to people of Tamil Nadu & her followers in this hour of grief— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) December 5, 2016
T 2463 - Jayalalitha ji the only CM of a State that celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema .. from all regions .. most admirable ! pic.twitter.com/W2pcsVKhYL— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 5, 2016
Still cannot digest Ms. Jayalalithaa's death. A brilliant actor, a force to reckon in her political career... Yet human. #RIPJayalalithaa— Sumukhi Suresh (@sumukhisuresh) December 5, 2016
THE woman who inspired millions n took on life like a true warrior..no more.Bold,brave..u never will be or can be forgotten #RIP our dear JJ— Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush (@ash_r_dhanush) December 5, 2016
#Jayalalithaa ji's work for the people is inspiring.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) December 5, 2016
May Her soul rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu.
Amma, supreme leader, Virangana; J Jayalalithaa RIP— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) December 5, 2016
Extraordinary woman, successfully populist leader &four-time CM of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa passes into history. May her soul rest in peace.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 5, 2016
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:41 PM IST