J Jayalalithaa's close aide V Sasikala couldn't control her tears as she stood alongside coffin of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram. All pics/AFP
Indian supporters and ministers gather alongside the coffin of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on December 6, 2016.
Jayalalithaa's coffin was loaded on to a military vehicle, which proceeded slowly through the streets packed with mourners towards Marina Beach.
Puratchi Thalaivi Amma enjoyed god-like status in her state Tamil Nadu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Amma.
Modi walked up with folded hands to the tricolour-draped body at the Rajaji Hall, where a sea of wailing mourners have gathered to view their leader one last time.
O. Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister lays floral wreath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoles current Tamil Nadu CM O. Panneerselvam. Pic/AFP
Senior BJP leader and Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Jayalalithaa's death was an "irreparable loss" to Tamil Nadu. "She has lived in the hearts of people, and living in the hearts of people. People of Tamil Nadu consider her as a mother and fondly called her Amma and Amma means so much affection," he said.
Modi took a helicopter to reach the venue after flying down from Delhi. He laid a floral wreath at the remains of the dead leader, who catapulted from silver screen to emerge as one of India's most popular leaders.
Governor Governor Vidyasagar Rao pays homage to Amma.
Security personnel around the Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's mortal remains during her funeral procession in Chennai on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
Crowds gather to bid adieu to Amma
Chaotic scenes and near-stampede situation prevailed many times at Rajaji Hall today where AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa's body was kept for people to pay their last respect. Party men and public broke police cordons to have last glimpse of their beloved leader, throwing security arrangements out of gear. Pic/AIADMK Twitter
The last rites ceremony of Puratchi Thalaivi Amma were conducted at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach. Pic/AIADMK Twitter
President Pranab Mukherjee in the flight on his way to Chennai.
The burial ground