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. 

 

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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