Chennai: Jayalalithaa, who suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, died on Monday night after battling for life for 75 days at Apollo Hospitals.
Following is how some of the world media covered her demise:
The New York Times said 'Death of Tamil Nadu’s leader leaves power vacuum in southern India'.
"A paroxysm of grief began rippling through the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Monday when its longtime leader, an imperious former starlet known by her followers as Amma, or Mother, was pronounced dead. Dramatic displays of emotion are not unusual in southern Indian politics, and Ms Jayaram, with her queenly manner and numerous subsidies for the poor, had inspired an especially passionate following.
The Guardian wrote 'Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Tamil Nadu's 'iron lady', dies at 68'.
"Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the “iron lady” of Tamil Nadu, who riveted and ruled the south Indian state for more than half a century as an actor and then chief minister, has died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. Her biographer, the novelist Vaasanthi Sundaram, told the Guardian that Jayalalithaa was “the most colourful, dynamic and determined woman politician that one has ever seen."
Singapore's The Straits Times said 'Popular Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram dies at 68'.
"Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, died after a prolonged illness. Doctors had been treating the 68-year-old former film star, who enjoys an almost god-like status in Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of devotees have kept a round-the-clock vigil outside the private hospital in the state capital Chennai since she was first admitted in September suffering from a fever.