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RIP Amma: Jayalalithaa dies after 75 days in hospital; Tamil Nadu mourns

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 07:48
Zee Media Bureau

Chennai: J Jayalalithaa died here on Monday night at Apollo Hospitals after suffering cardiac arrest yesterday.

The 67-year-old leader passed away after battling for life for 75 days, the Apollo Hospitals said in a statement.

Two hours after the announcement of her death, her loyalist O Panneerselvam was sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at a sombre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan along with all the ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet.

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07:48 AM

After paying homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar at Parliament House, PM Modi will leave for Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa, reports ANI.

07:05 AM
06:19 AM

The Tamil Nadu government has declared 6th December 2016 as public holiday under Negotiable Instrument Act as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa, reports ANI

06:18 AM

Last tributes being paid to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai

06:08 AM

Jayalalithaa's mortal remains reach Rajaji Hall. Supporters and party workers have already gathered there in big numbers.

05:52 AM

Cremation of Jayalalithaa to be held today evening, reports ANI

05:48 AM

Jayalalithaa's body is now being taken from her residence in Poes Garden to Rajaji Hall.

05:46 AM

The cavalcade is now moving out of Poes garden. The supporters have sprung back into action, trying to touch the ambulance.

05:26 AM

Defying all the security arrangement, supporters of Jayalalithaa were sleeping outside her residence waiting for her mortals to be taken away.

05:26 AM

Jayalalithaa's mortal remains to be taken from her residence to Rajaji Hall shortly

First Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 07:48
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