Watch video: Jayalalithaa supporters shave their heads in mourning

Updated: Dec 06, 2016, 16:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Supporters of the former Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa shaved their heads on Tuesday in Coimbatore to mourn the demise of their leader. Watch video here

Watch video: Jayalalithaa supporters shave their heads in mourning

Supporters of the former Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa shaved their heads on Tuesday in Coimbatore to mourn the demise of their leader. 

Watch video here

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died in Chennai on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in deep grief. She was 68.

Jayalalithaa, a spinster, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals just before midnight, over 24 hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest that derailed the halting progress she had been making on the health front.

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