People pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall

Updated: Dec 06, 2016, 19:07 IST | IANS |

A steady stream of people are paying their last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa who died in Chennai on Monday late night

People pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji HallJayalalithaa. Pic/AFP

Chennai: A steady stream of people are paying their last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa who died in Chennai on Monday late night.

The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa, who was in Apollo Hospitals since September 22, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and died on Monday at 11.30 p.m.Jayalalithaa's body was shifted to her residence at Poes Garden on Tuesday.After performance of the last ceremonial rites as per tradition her body was shifted to Rajaji Hall for people to pay their last respects to the departed leader.Draped in tricolour Jayalalithaa's body is at Rajaji Hall here.

PM will visit Chennai to pay respect to Jayalalithaa
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai on Tuesday to pay his last respect to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.Modi will leave for Chennai at 9.30 a.m. He will visit Rajaji Hall and lay wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa, who died after a bitter 74-day battle for life, sources said.


J. Jayalalithaa. File pic

Condoling her death, Modi in a tweet said: "Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics."Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highway P. Radhakrishnan will represent the central government at the charismatic AIADMK leader's funeral.

Karunanidhi condoles Jayalalithaa's death
DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa."I offer deep condolences on the passing away of Jayalalithaa. Wishes of lakhs of her followers will make her immortal," Karunanidhi said.The Chief Minister suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and died late Monday.

Jayalalithaa an iconic leader: Stalin
DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday mourned the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, calling her an "iconic and courageous leader"."Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres and well wishers in this hour of grief," Stalin tweeted."She was an iconic and courageous leader. This is an irreparable loss to the people of Tamil Nadu," the former Deputy Chief Minister said in another tweet.Jayalalithaa died on Monday night, a day after she suffered cardiac arrest.

Jayalalithaa lived her life with 'indomitable courage': Sonia
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, saying she lived her life with same "indomitable courage with which she battled her last illness"."I am deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa," said Gandhi in a statement."As the leader of the AIADMK and as four-times Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she had a unique and deep empathy with the needs and hopes of the people, and put in place policies that immeasurably improved their lives."Whether it was her welfare schemes for the rural and urban poor, her swift relief measures in the aftermath of Tsunami or her vision for Tamil Nadu's industrial development, her leadership qualities and administrative abilities were truly outstanding," said the Congress chief.

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