Chennai: December seems to be a fateful month for the southern state Tamil Nadu as it witnessed another major loss in the form of death of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.
In the past, many iconic leaders of Tamil Nadu have passed away in this last month of the year.
AIADMK founder and charismatic actor-turned politician Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (MGR) died on December 24, 1987.
C Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India, passed away on December 25, 1972.
Rationalist leader "Periyar" EV Ramasamy passed away on December 24, 1972.
Not only this, the devastating 2004 Tsunami hit the southern state on December 26.
The giant wave left a trail of destruction along the coastal areas in the state, wiping out lives, lifetime savings and properties, and leaving several hundred children orphans.
About 6,100 people from Nagapattinam alone lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami whereas at least 8,000 people altogether were killed in Tamil Nadu by the Tsunami.