J Jayalalithaa bids adieu, laid to rest with full state honours

Tributes continued to pour in for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away last night after prolonged illness.
J Jayalalithaa laid to rest with full state...
India TV Politics Desk Chennai December 06, 2016 23:32 IST

Tributes continued to pour in for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away last night after prolonged illness. 

Lakhs of people including political leaders and entertainment industry stars have been paying their last respects to the late AIADMK chief. 

After performance of the last ceremonial rites as per tradition, her tricolour draped body was shifted to Rajaji Hall in Chennai for people to pay their last respects to the departed leader. Jayalalithaa's close confidant Sasikala Natarajan was standing near her body.

The 68-year-old charismatic leader was in Apollo Hospitals since September 22. She died here at 11.30 pm on Monday.

Updates:

* J Jayalalithaa laid to rest with full state honours at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach

Sasikala performing Jayalalithaa’s last rites ceremony at MGR Memorial; to be buried shortly

* Last rites ceremony of Jayalalithaa begins at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach

Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains brought to Marina Beach, to be buried shortly

Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains being taken to Marina Beach for burial; thousands throng for a glimpse

* BCCI condoles the sad demise of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa: Ajay Shirke, BCCI Secy

* President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Jayalalithaa in Chennai

* Congress VP Rahul Gandhi pays floral tribute to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai

* West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays tributes to Jayalalithaa

* Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Chennai to attend Jayalalithaa's funeral

* Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains to be buried at Marina Beach

* Jayalalithaa was an iron lady. An amazing woman & a great leader. Connect she had with ppl was unprecedented. Huge loss: Shatrughan Sinha

* Huge loss for country. She was an amazing woman, seldom do we find such great leaders: Paresh Rawal on Jayalalithaa's demise

* Work she (Jayalalithaa) did for people is remarkable, was a very popular leader as we can see the whole state is in mourning: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

* Pranab Mukherjee to depart for Chennai from Delhi again

* PM Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai, will pay floral tributes to Jayalalithaa

* IAF plane carrying President Pranab Mukherjee to Chennai, returns to Delhi after developing technical snag mid-air: PTI

* India has lost one of its shining stars. Jayalalithaaji made her mark both as artist and politician, deeply sad at her demise: Ghulam Nabi Azad

* Odisha Assembly adjourned after paying homage to Jayalalithaa. CM Naveen Patnaik to go to Chennai to attend last rites 

* Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary reference to Jayalalithaa

* Not just Tamil Nadu but entire nation mourns the demise of Jayalalithaaji. She was a very good administrator: Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker

* All other battles she won,but perhaps everybody is to lose one battle &she has lost that. I pay my respectful homage to her: Prez Mukherjee

* Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She had emerged as an icon in Indian politics. I condole the bereaved: HM Rajnath Singh

* It's a loss not only for TN politics but also for rest of the country; All of Bihar is in mourning today: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

* It's irreparable loss; Jayalalithaa ji was known as messiah for poor; PM Modi has gone to Chennai to pay his tribute: Ananth Kumar

* Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She changed the lives of people in TN with welfare schemes which is why she was called 'Amma': MP CM

* Loss for country & TN politics; I believe Jayalalithaa's party will definitely follow the path that she has shown: Nitin Gadkari

* Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary, as a mark of respect, in memory of Jayalalithaa

* President Mukherjee will travel to Chennai to pay last respects to Jayalalithaa

* Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Chennai today to pay floral tributes to Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa

* PM Narendra Modi leaves for Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa 

* Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar declare one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to late Jayalalithaa

* Central government declares one-day mourning after the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

* Kerala govt declares holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the state

* Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will leave for Chennai later today to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa

* Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her years of public service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the United States and India. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu during this time of sorrow: US Ambassador to India, Richard R Verma

* DMK chief M Karunanidhi condoles Jayalalithaa's death; says her fame will remain forever.

* Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres and well wishers in this hour of grief. She was an iconic and courageous leader. This is an irreparable loss to the people of Tamil Nadu: DMK leader MK Stalin

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

* I offer deep condolences on the passing away of Jayalalithaa. Wishes of lakhs of her followers will make her immortal: Karunanidhi

* Jayalalithaa will be cremated at 4pm next to the MGR Samadhi at Marina today

* The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa kept in state at Rajaji Hall to enable public pay their homage.

* Jayalalithaa will go down in history as a real revolutionary leader. TN people called her 'Amma' because of her pro-poor schemes: Naidu 

* Jayalalithaa's demise is a big loss to country. She was an able administrator who had conviction & courage: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

* Her contribution to the progress and development of Tamil Nadu will be long remembered: President

* Her life was dedicated to the socio-economic transformation of Tamil Nadu and its people. In her passing away, the nation has lost an icon who was loved and admired by millions: President 

* Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Ms. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. One of India’s most charismatic & popular leaders, Ms. Jayalalithaa was a visionary & able administrator: President Mukherjee 

* Seven day mourning period declared in Tamil Nadu, starting from December 6

* O Panneerselvam sworn in as next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Six time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passes away.

* Venkaiah Naidu updates PM Modi on Jayalalithaa's health

AIADMK workers meet underway at party HQ.

AIADMK flag hoisted again at party headquarters.

* Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu reaches Apollo Hospital.

A large team of doctors from Apollo and AIIMS continue to provide all life saving measures, says Apollo Hospital.

Scuffle between AIADMK workers and Police outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai.

AIADMK flag lowered at party headquarters in Royapettah though no official word on Jayalalithaa's latest condition.

* Despite our best efforts, our beloved CM remains in a grave situation: Sangita Reddy, Executive Director, Apollo Group 

Also Read: Jayalalithaa critical; AIADMK picks Panneerselvam as interim CM, Sasikala as party chief, say sources

* She is being cared for by a highly expert multidisciplinary team and is now on extra corporal life support: Dr. Richard Beale 

* Situation extremely grave but can confirm everything possible being done to give her best chance of surviving: Dr.Richard Beale 

* All 37 Lok Sabha MPs belonging to AIADMK today skipped the proceedings of the House, a day after their party supremo J Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest in Chennai.

https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/805678901645058049

* Nitish Kumar wishes speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar wished speedy recovery of his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa.

"I pray for good health and speedy recovery of Jayalalithaaji," he said in a statement. (PTI)

* There is no transparency, people want to know whether she alive or not. PM must intervene and take care of this: Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa

* Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to leave for Chennai.

* AIADMK MLAs meeting taking place in Apollo Hospitals now.

* Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Tamil Nadu governor. Governor informs that there is no law and order situation in the state.

* AIADMK member from Cuddalore district (Gandhi Nagar) died after seeing news about Jayalalithaa's health condition yesterday night

* After Chennai, security increased in Coimbatore and along Tamil Nadu borders with Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka in view of CM Jayalalithaa’s health condition

“Jayalalithaa, who suffered cardiac arrest (on Sunday evening), had surgery this morning. She’s fine now,” AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi  tells a News Channel

* Government is doing whatever possible. We hope and pray for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery: JP Nadda

* Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation cancels all Chennai bound buses in view of volatile situation in Tamil Nadu

* Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan & BJP Rajya Sabha MP La Ganesan reach Apollo hospital in Chennai to enquire about Jayalalithaa's health.

* Paramilitary Forces kept on stand by.

* Some Chennai schools declare holiday, confusion prevails among parents.

* AIADMK summons its MLAs for a meeting at party HQ at 11am today.

* Constantly in touch with Tamil Nadu: Home Ministry.

* Roads leading to Chennai's Apollo hospital blocked: Reports.

* Heavy Police presence outside hospital.

* President wishes for her early recovery.

 https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/805458658393878532

* TV channels report that apart from the massive police presence, the city's vehicular movement has been greatly restricted.

* Tamil actor Sarathkumar arrives at the hospital to meet the Tamil Nadu CM. “With all blessings she will come out of this situation. She is being treated by the medical team,” the actor tells ANI.

* ANI reports that CRPF is on high alert across Tamil Nadu and the police presence has been beefed up outside Apollo Hospital, where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is on ECMO.

* Karnataka State Road Transport Corp temporarily stop bus services to Tamil Nadu.

* As news broke that doctors had moved the chief minister to ICU after a cardiac arrest, several party women in tears gathered outside the hospital gate.

In a series of tweets, Apollo said "She is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists."

The hospital also said that a UK consultant who had flown down earlier to supervise the 68-year-old's treatment has been consulted about the line of care being provided to her now.

 Extracorporeal life support is provided to a patient in need of cardiac and respiratory support. Since she was hospitalised in September, the Chief Minister has been in the care of lung specialists and cardiologists. 

“Doctors from AIIMS visited the hospital on Saturday, and after examining her health, they shared the good news with us that she has completely recovered,” AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan told reporters earlier in the day.

 

 
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