With thousands of people and supporters of Tamil Nadi Chief minister J jayalalithaa are mourming the death of their beloved amma, many of them even shaved their heads as a mark of respect for their departed leader. Jayalalithaa’ cremation, who passed away last night willl be attended today in Chennai, with leaders across from all parties, President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitories from different spheres of the society are expected to attend.
Since yesterday, entire nation continue to be in shock after the death of Jalalithaa, who was in city’s Appollo Hospital since September 22, due to illness. During her last days Jaya alithaa was reported to be recovered well and was about to leave for home in few days time. Since the day she was in hospital, her supporters continued to throng the hospital outside the gate to know the latest on the health of their beloved leader. The support that she enjoyed among the masses, saw people even distributing coconut water and tea for onlookers for free as a mark of respect for their leader.
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After her death yesterday, Jayalaithaa’s trusted O panneerselvam was given oath as a successor as chief Minister amid sombre atmosphere. Along with him, around 30 others were also sworn in as a ministers in the state. Tributes continued to pour in after her death yesterdayDMK chief M Karunanidhi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar among others condoling her death.
Expressing condolences, DMK chief Karunanidhi said that the AIADMK chief had passed away amid hopes that she would return home after receiving medical care from renowned specialists. In his statement Karunanidhi said there were many differences of opinion between both parties, but there can be no doubts she “bravely” worked for her partymen’s welfare. “Although she might have died at a young age (68), there is no doubt that her fame will remain forever,” he said.