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Amma no more – Jayalalithaa passed away

Amma no more – Jayalalithaa passes away

One of the most powerful women in India, the great leader and Amma is no more.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 PM at Apollo Hospitals due to massive cardiac arrest.

The hospital issued a statement confirming her demise after her admission into hospital for over 70 days.

She was admitted in the hospital on September 22. Since then, she has been under the treatment.


She was also called ‘Puratchi thalaivi’ by many.

Yesterday, many Tamil news channels broadcasted news of her death on their channels including Jaya channel, the official chancel of AIADMK party.

These channels repeatedly aired the news of her passing away which created a lot of chaos and confusion.

Crowds of her fans gathered in front of the hospital with a broken heart. Violent outbursts were seen outside the hospital.

Several people shared the news on social media and even #RIPJayalalithaa began trending on social media platforms yesterday.

The flag of AIADMK was lowered to half-mast at headquarters even though there was no official confirmation of her death.

However, it was not confirmed by the hospital authorities. They stated that she was under treatment.

But later, a statement was released by Chennai Apollo Hospital at midnight yesterday which confirmed her sudden demise.

Jayalalithaa, 68, was a powerful woman. She influenced the politics in Tamil Nadu very much. Her body will be taken to her residence at Poes Garden first after which she will be cremated done by 4:00 p.m. today next to MGR Samadhi.

O Panneerselvam, one of her biggest loyalists was elected as her successor and sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at around 1:00 a.m. today.

Many celebrities and ministers including Prime Minister of India expressed their deep condolences on the demise of the departed leader. Tamil Nadu government announced a mourning period of 7 days and three days holidays for schools and colleges.


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