Watch video: Funeral procession of Jayalalithaa

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 09:33 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The last journey of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa started on Tuesday evening from the Rajaji Bhavan for the Marina Beach where her last rites were held. Watch video here

Watch video: Funeral procession of JayalalithaaAdieu, Amma. Pic/AFP

The last journey of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa started on Tuesday evening from the Rajaji Bhavan for the Marina Beach where her last rites were held.

Watch video here

Earlier, 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.

Police had a tough time controlling people as they surged forward pushing down iron barricades towards the spot where the body was kept.

For the funeral, over two tonne of flowers from several destinations were used by about 40 workers who worked for 10 hours to prepare the Army truck and gun carriage for the final journey of Jayalalithaa.

The flowers were of two varieties, one being the decorative kind, including cut flowers like zebra plant, asparagus and daisy and the other, more traditional varieties like rose and white marigold (Vellai samandi in Tamil).

A total of over 2,000 kilos of flowers were used for making garlands and flower hangings. The garlands were used to on the army truck, the gun carriage and the memorial site for Jayalalithaa. Cut flowers and marigold were sourced from different destinations, including Bengaluru.

-with agency inputs

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