Jayalalithaa funeral: Amma laid to rest in Chennai’s Marina Beach

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New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2016 1:08:41 AM

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who breathed her last on Monday night, was on Tuesday buried at Chennai's Marina Beach with full state honours.

jayalalitha funeral live, live jayal funeral, jaya funeral live updates, live updates jaya funeral, jaya funeral live, amma funeral live updatesThe mass leader, popularly known as ‘Amma’, was undergoing treatment in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital for the past 72 days. (ANI)

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who breathed her last on Monday night, was on Tuesday buried at Chennai’s Marina Beach with full state honours. The mass leader, popularly known as ‘Amma’, was undergoing treatment in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital for the past 72 days. Amma was 68. Earlier, her body was kept for last tributes at city’s Rajaji Hall. Top political from across the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee visited Rajaji Hall to pay last tributes to the leader. A seven day mournning has been declared in Tamil Nadu. While the Centre has also declared a mourning of three days. The neighbouring union territory of Puducherry has also announced a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions tomorrow. Flags were flown half-past at President House, several other government institutuions this morning. Following her demise, life virtually came to a grinding halt in Chennai as the city woke up to deserted streets with shops, including eateries, remaining shut. Such scenes were witnessed across Tamil Nadu. She was an enigma at a personal as well as at a political level.

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9:15 pm : The Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry  has said that the death of J Jayalalithaa has left a void which can never be filled.

7:59 pm: In his condolence message BJP president Amit Shah said that till her last breath Jayalalithaa kept working for the welfare of the people and her work as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu will always be remembered.

7:12 pm: Huge loss for Indian politics. She always worked for upliftment of down trodden: Dharmendra Pradhan on Jayalalithaa.

6:30 pm: Burial of Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains completed at Marina Beach in Chennai. She passed away yesterday after a cardiac arrest.

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06.13 pm: Amma laid to rest in Chennai’s Marina Beach

06.05 pm: Sasikala Natarajan, Jayalalithaa’s close aide, takes part in rituals of the last rites ceremony at Marina Beach (Chennai)

05.57 pm: Jayalalithaa drapped in tri-colour

05.53 pm: Tamil Nadu governor Vidayasagar Rao, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi pays his last respects.

05.53 pm: Jaya’s funeral being performed next to MGR’s memorial.

05.48 pm: Full State Honours being performed at Marina Beach. Amma’s body is placed in a sandalwood casket with “Puratchithalaivi Selvi J Jayalalithaa” engraved on it.

05.45 pm: Amma’s last rites ceremony begins at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach

05.42 pm: Amma to be cremated shortly with full state honours.

05.27 pm: Mortal remains of Jayalalithaa brought to MGR memorial (Marina Beach) in Chennai, to be buried shortly

05.16 pm: She was an icon, a legend. Its the end of an era, my heartfelt condolences to the family: Adnan Sami

05.06 pm: Police personnel form a human chain around the trailer which carries the former chief minister’s mortal remains.

05.04 pm: AIADMK Lawmakers lead last rites procession, closely followed by the rapid action force.

04.55 pm: Huge crowds surround Jayalalithaa’s last cavalcade

04.49 pm: Kiran Bedi pays tributes to Jayalalithaa, calls her ‘symbol of women empowerment’

4.38 pm: PM Tweet’s picture paying floral tributes to Amma.

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4.34 pm: Watch video – Amma’s mortal remains being taken to Marina Beach

4.29 pm: Mortal remains of Jayalalithaa being taken from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach for final rites, huge crowd seen

4.25 pm: Funeral procession of Jayalalithaa in Chennai, she passed away yesterday after suffering a cardiac arrest

04.17 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to #Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chenn

04.09 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi pays floral tribute to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.

04.06 pm: Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar pays tribute to her at Rajaji Hall in Chennai. Deepa was on Monday denied the entry in Apollo Hospitals to meet her ailing aunt.

3.57 pm: Unfortunate incident took place in Chennai, BCCI is making clear that no decision has taken regarding Chennai test: Ajay Shirke, BCCI Secy

3.52 pm: Meanwhile, three deaths have been reported apparently due to shock and two cases of suicide attempts were reported from the district after the news of Jayalalithaa’s deteriorating health spread last evening, police said today.

3.48 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi reaches Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa

3.25 pm: Sirisena mourns Jaya’s death.

Meanwhile, “Chief Minister (Tamil Nadu) Jayalalithaa was a leader dearly loved by her people. I express my condolences to her loved ones and the people of Tamil Nadu,” Sirisena said.

3:20 PM: Burial of Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains to take place at MGR memorial in Marina Beach.


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3:11 PM: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reaches Rajaji Hall to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa.

3:01 PM: Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar pays tribute to her.

2:58 PM: Cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth at Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay last tributes to Jayalalithaa.

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2:29 PM: Former PM Manmohan Singh reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

2:24 PM: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that Trinamool Congress MPs Derek O’Brien and Kalyan Banerjee would attend the funeral of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on her behalf as she could not make it.

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2:13 PM: Karnataka CM Siddharamaiah reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

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2:03 PM: Police resorts to mild lathi-charge outside Rajaji Hall in Chennai as huge crowd gathers to pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa.

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1:52 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offerer condolences and talked to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala Natarajan.

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1:47 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the funeral ceremony.

1:42 PM: Watch this video

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1:33PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Jayalalithaa.

1:30 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai where Jayalalithaa’s body has been kept in state.

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1:18 PM: Jayalalithaa was a people’s CM. She was learned and compassionate, godmother for her people. I offer my condolences: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

1:14 PM: Jayalalithaa was an iron lady. Magnetic and amazing woman, also a great leader. Connect she had with people was unprecedented. Huge loss: Shatrughan Sinha.

1:10 PM: Huge loss for country. She was an amazing woman, seldom do we find such great leaders: Paresh Rawal on Jayalalithaa’s demise.

1:02 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee has left Delhi for Chennai to pay last tributes to Jayalalithaa.

12:54 PM: I am shocked. Jayalalithaa was my co-star in film ‘Izzat’. When I heard she is not well, prayed for her well being: Actor Dharmendra.

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12:37 PM: Watch this video

12:31 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee to depart for Chennai from Delhi again, after the technical snag in the IAF plane carrying him has been take care of.

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12:10 PM: PM Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai and will pay floral tributes to Jayalalithaa.

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12:01 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee’s plane returned to Delhi after the aircraft developed a technical snag. President Mukherjee was going to Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa, according to TV report.

11:57 AM: Watch this video

11:55 AM: Jayalalithaa struggled for poor people and took initiatives that other states followed. Tamil Nadu and whole country has lost a lot: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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People paying tribute to Jayalalithaa. (AP Photo)People paying tribute to Jayalalithaa. (AP Photo)

11:44 AM: Superstar Rajinikanth paid homage to Jayalalithaa.

11:42 AM: Maharashtra Assembly adjourned for the day after it accepts the condolence motion moved by CM Devendra Fadnavis over Jayalalithaa’s demise.

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11:35 AM: Odisha Assembly adjourned for the day after paying homage to Jayalalithaa. CM Naveen Patnaik to go to Chennai to attend last rites of Jayalalithaa.

11:30 AM: Jayalalithaa was true fighter and great inspiration to many women leaders across country: TRS MP K Kavitha.

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11:19 AM: India has lost one of its shining stars. Jayalalithaaji made her mark both as artist and politician, deeply sad at her demise: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

11:12 AM: Jayalalithaa was not only strong, but also a good administrator; It’s a big setback for politics: Sumitra Mahajan.

11:10 AM: Not just Tamil Nadu but entire nation mourns the demise of Jayalalithaaji. She was a very good administrator: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

11:09 AM: Watch this video

11:04 AM: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after paying rich tributes to Jayalalithaa.

11:02 AM: Jayalalithaa was a fighter and till the last moment she fought. Deeply sad at demise of Jayalalithaa ji.I knew her for all these years. She first entered into Rajya Sabha when I was leader of the House: President Pranab Mukherjee.

10:58 AM: Preparations are underway at MGR Memorial at Marina beach for last rites ceremony of Jayalalithaa.

10:54 AM: Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She had emerged as an icon in Indian politics. I condole the bereaved: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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10:51 AM: Jayalalithaa was the Iron lady of present times, she did a lot of work for Tamil ppl. I condole with bereaved: Malayalam actor Mammootty

10:48 AM: It’s unfortunate; Loss not only for TN politics but also for rest of the country; All of Bihar is in mourning today: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

10:40 AM: Watch this video

10:37 AM: Two significant properties will be handed over to Sasikala Natarajan, according to India Today report.

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Preparations underway at MGR Memorial at Marina beach in Chennai for the last rites ceremony of Jayalalitha. (ANI Photo)Preparations underway at MGR Memorial at Marina beach in Chennai for the last rites ceremony of Jayalalithaa. (ANI Photo)

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10:25 AM: It’s irreparable loss; Jayalalithaa ji was known as messiah for poor; PM Modi has gone to Chennai to pay his tribute: Union Minister Ananth Kumar.

10:22 AM: Watch this video

10:21 AM: DMK leader M K Stalin pays tribute to Jayalalithaa.

10:20 AM: Watch this video

10:18 AM: Jayalalithaa’s demise is a huge loss. I am going to Chennai to attend her last rites ceremony: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

10:14 AM: Watch this video.

10:12 AM: Loss for country and Tamil Nadu politics; I believe that her party will definitely follow the path that she has shown: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

10:10 AM: Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She changed the lives of people in Tamil Nadu with welfare schemes which is why she was called ‘Amma’: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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10:02 AM: The annual St. Antony’s church fest scheduled tomorrow in Katchatheevu called off as a mark of respect for late Jayalalithaa.

10:00 AM: “She brought a hard uncompromising style to politics and governance that won praise and criticism..Jayalalithaa acquired large loyal following that equalled that of her mentor MGR,” former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said.

9:58 AM: “The Delhi Chief Minister will reach Chennai around 12.30 PM and pay tributes to Jayalalithaa at Rajajji Hall,” said a senior Delhi government official.

9:56 AM: “V sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam admi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace,” Kejriwal tweeted.

9:50 AM: Watch this video

9:44 AM: President Pranab Mukherjee will travel to Chennai today to pay last respects to late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha.

9:42 AM:

9:40 AM: Centre declares state mourning today in view of demise of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa. National flag on all government buildings to be flown at half-mast. Centre to accord state funeral to Jayalalithaa.

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8:56 AM: Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar declare one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to late Jayalalithaa.

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8:44 AM: Former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda will attend the last rites of J Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

8:42 AM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described Jayalalithaa as an extraordinary politician with a rare political acumen and administrative skills which made her a distinct leader in Indian politics.

8:39 AM: “Saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa ji. I extend my deepest condolences to her party and followers in this hour of grief,” BJP President Amit Shah said.

8:35 AM: Jayalalithaa’s death is loss for everybody as she created her own brand ‘Amma politics’ that connects to poor: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

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8:27 AM: Jayalalithaa is greatest woman in Indian politics; She was born in Karnataka and ruled for 3 times state like Tamil Nadu as CM: Karnataka Law Minister T B Jayachandra.

8:24 AM: Jayalalithaa will be accorded state funeral. Flags will be flown at half mast. And no ceremonial functions will be organized.

8:20 AM: Kerala government declares holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the state after the demise of Jayalalithaa.

8:19 AM: Central government declares one-day mourning after the demise of Jayalalithaa.

8:15 AM: Watch this video

8:13 AM: Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan will represent the Central Govt at the funeral of Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

8:04 AM: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will leave for Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

8:02 AM: “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 said in a statement.

8:00 AM: Tamil Nadu government has announced today as a holiday for its offices under the Negotiable Instruments Act, as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

7:44 AM: PM Narendra Modi to leave for Chennai shortly.

7:42 AM: DMK chief M Karunanidhi condoles Jayalalithaa’s death; says her fame will remain forever.

7:23 AM: Watch this video

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6: 48 AM: Jayalalithaa will go down in history as a real revolutionary leader. TN people called her ‘Amma’ because of her pro-poor schemes: M Venkaiah Naidu

6: 44 AM: Appeal TN ppl to maintain calm&peace; see tributes are paid in dignified manner,that is fitting tribute we can pay to departing leader: M Venkaiah Naidu

6: 30 AM: My Pranaam to Puratchi Thalaivi Selvi J. Jayalalithaa Ji. Today India has lost a great leader: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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6: 20 am: Final rites to be performed at 4:30 pm.

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6: 00 am: Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains reach Rajaji Hall, supporters await last glimpse

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3: 56 am: 31 other ministers take oath with CM Panneerselvam

3: 47 am: 3 Day national mourning declared.

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3: 13 am: Tamil Nadu govt has assured that all security arrangements have been made. Centre will provide complete support to state: M Venkaiah Naidu

Also Read: Watch Jayalalithaa singing her favourite Shammi Kapoor song and recalling her love for MGR!

3: 10 am: Cops lathi charge on supporters.

3: 08 am: Jaya supporters clash with cops.

3: 00 am: Very sad to hear about Tamil Nadu Chief minister Madam Jayalalitha’s demise, a very popular leader for a weaker section: Mohammed Azharuddin tweeted

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2:50 am: This is an irreplaceable loss for all of us, its going to be very tough: AIADMK worker

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2:24 am: Convoy leaves from Apollo Hospital with the body of J Jayalalithaa.

2:15 am: Felt very sad about the demise of Madam Selvi Jayalalitha, had hopes till last movement,doctors made every possible attempt: Venkaiah Naidu

2:10 am: Jaya’s body taken to Poes Garden

1:55 am: MLAs and CM O Panneerselvam reach Apollo hospital.

1:52 am: Jayalalithaa to be laid to rest on Tuesday at Marina beach.

Also Read: Jayalalithaa and MGR: A political journey with roots in Tamil cinema, one that turned them into iconic leaders

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1:13 am: Governor C Vidyasagar Rao begins oath ceremony with a 2-minute silence.

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1:12 am 7-day state mourning from Dec 6; 3-day holiday announced for educational institutions in TN following CM Jayalalithaa’s death: PTI

1: 02 am: 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. 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. Her contribution to the progress and development of Tamil Nadu will be long remembered, tweeted President Pranab Mukherjee.

Also Read: Leaders condole death of Jayalalithaa; M K Stalin describes her iron lady

1: 01 am: Jayalalithaa’s demise is an irreparable loss to the people of India: Vice President Hamid Ansari.

12:59 am: Swearing in expected shortly at Raj Bhavan as per Asianet Reports

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12:50 am: O Panneerselvam elected as next Tamil Nadu CM by AIADMK leaders at the meeting.

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12: 49 am: Deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Jayalalithaa ji. She lived her entire life with same indomitable spirit with which she battled her illness: Sonia Gandhi

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12: 38 am: Puratchi Thalaivi Amma’s body will be kept at Rajaji Hall for people to pay last respects.

12: 36 am: Three days holiday declared for schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu

12: 35 am: Jayalalithaa’s demise has left a huge void in Indian politics: PM Narendra Modi

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12: 14 am: Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, passes away at the age of 68

12:13 am: Apollo hospital gates

12: 12 am: BJP leaders reach Poes Garden.

  • TN Speaker heads to Raj Bhavan.

Panneerselvam announcement as successor expected after the ambulance leaves Apollo

12: 10 am: Apollo Hospital is being vacated from inside – tv reports that existing patients were moved out earlier and it is almost an empty hospital now. An employee source told Asianet News that staff were told to stock food and essentials for next 2-3 days.

12: 00 am: Apollo Hospital has made no statements yet.

All roads going to Poes Garden sealed off from public.

Panneerselvam expected to meet Governor thereafter tonight – speculation.

11: 55 pm: A convoy of cars expected to move out of Apollo anytime from now to Poes Garden where heavy security has been deployed. Arrangements being made at Apollo now but no statements yet.

Hospital instructs media now not to take any close up pictures of cars that go through the gate. Ambulance expected to go through with convoy to Poes Garden, Asianet News TV reports

11: 35 pm: Emergency AIADMK meet underway, Succession plan in place

11: 30 pm: Senior AIADMK leader and previously interim CM O Panneerselvam reaches Party HQ, reports ANI

10: 45 pm: AIIMS doctors leave Apollo Hospital, Jayalalithaa’s close aide O Panneerselvam also leave the hospital

10: 53 pm: Sasikala Pushpan demands CBI enquiry to probe Jayalalithaas condition and how her health “suddenly” deteriorated, reports Asianet News

10:25 pm: Meeting of AIADMK MLAs to discuss key issues in the wake of the “grave” health situation of TN CM Jayalalithaa could be held later tonight, party spokesperson told ANI. The meeting was postponed earlier in the evening.

09:55 pm: Jayalalithaa’s health condition is worsening, CNN News18 reveals. Doctors at her side.

09:40 pm: Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the latest health condition of TN CM Jayalalithaa. The union minister visited Apollo hospital, Chennai and met the doctors in the evening.

08:45 pm: Bringing relief, AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan said there were some signs of improvement in TN CM Jayalalithaa’s health condition but she was still critical, reported NDTV. He was further quoted as saying that the meeting of the party MLAs at its headquarters in Royapettah had been indefinitely postponed.

08:40 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh ruled out the possibility of law and order problem in Tamil Nadu in the wake of Jayalalithaa’s health. Meanwhile, heavy security arrangement has been placed in Chennai to prevent any untoward incident. A  shutdown like situation is prevailing in the city with several petrol pumps, shops and other establishments downed shutters. People were also seen returning home early.

08:30 pm: Office of a TV Channel has been reportedly vandalised for broadcasting false news of TN CM Jayalalithaa’s death.

08:00 pm: The doctors and bureaucrats are holding a meeting over the health status of TN CM Jayalalithaa at Apollo hospital. Principal secretary and chief secretary of the state are present in the hospital.

07:55 pm: Neurologists keeping a close watch on TN CM Jayalalithaa’s health. Reportedly signs of response have been seen. AIIMS doctors to review her health condition in every one hours, said reports.

07:20 pm: Security arrangement strengthens at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple that witnesses large number of devotees from Tamil Nadu, as tensions building up over the deteriorating health condition of Jayalalithaa, reported ToI.

07:00 pm: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu left the hospital after checking on the health condition of Jayalalithaa by consulting doctors who are treating her. He did not speak to the media gathered outside.

06:30 pm: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu reached Apollo hospital to see TN CM Jayalalithaa.

06.37 pm: Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished speedy recovery to his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa, whose health condition continues to remain critical.

06.22 pm: Here’s the press release by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, denying Amma’s death reports.

06.17 pm: Party flags once again hoisted.

06.08 pm: Sense of calmness prevail outside Apollo Chennai, after reports that Jayalalithaa is still alive.

5.53 pm: Apollo Hospital officially denies death of Jayalalithaa.

5.47 pm: Violence outside #ApolloHospital in Chennai after reports that #Jayalalithaa is no more.

5.40 pm: Local News Channels report that Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has died at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.


5.21 pm: All on duty policemen asked to remain on duty until further orders

“All Joint Commissioners of Police, Law and Order should keep only the essential strength in the police station and the remaining 75 per cent of the strength should be fully mobilised including all miscellaneous duties for bandobast by evening, Commissioner of Police S George said in a circular.

05.16 pm: Meanwhile, Jaya’s supporters continue to throng outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai.

05.06 pm: Our team of expert doctors continue to closely monitor and treat the Honourable Chief Minister. However her condition remains critical, says Apollo Hospitals

5.03 pm: We should behave responsibly and also refrain from mindlessly forwarding these messages, says DMK’s Kanimozhi

5.01 pm: 75 percent of staff asked to be on the roads and only essential personnel at stations, CNN-News18 reports. 5,000 cops deployed along with paramilitary forces.

04.58 pm: Doctors from AIIMS arrives at Apollo Hospital to attend TN CM Jayalalithaa

04.36 pm: Here’s the press release issued by Dr Richard Beale on Jayalalithaa’s health condition

04.28 pm: There may be a 6 PM announcement in JJ matter

04.23 pm: Huge gathering of AIADMK cadres before Apollo keeping police on toes, more force being deployed

04.21 pm: Panneerselvam to be named Jaya’s successor, MLAs asked to sign petition, reports India Today quoting sources

Jayalalithaa Health Status Latest News: Here’s what is known about Tamil Nadu CM’s health so far

04.16 pm: The best medical treatment has been given, we should not speculate anything; I wish she will come out of danger: Vaiko, MDMK Chief

04.13 pm: WATCH: Supporters gather outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai (TN), where CM #Jayalalithaa is admitted, praying for her speedy recovery

04.10 pm: This is the most advanced level of support available, and is an approach that best centres internationally would take in this situation: Apollo Hospitals


04.07 pm: Specialist doctors from AIIMS reach Apollo, Chennai.

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

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

03:00 pm: AIADMK MLAs called at Apollo Hospital to be named O Panneerselvam as successor of TN CM Jayalalithaa, reports India Today quoting sources.

2.51 pm: Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest; remains in ‘grave situation’ says Apollo Hospital director

02.41 pm: TN Governor to visit Apollo Hospital at 3 pm and take stock of the situation, reports Times Now.

02:20 pm: Bollywood legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan wished for speedy recovery of TN CM Jayalalithaa. “Reading news about Jayalalita ji and sending prayers for her speedy recovery”, he posted on his official Twitter account.

2.oo pm: NDTV reports that TN CM Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest during a meeting with doctors. She was then put on CPR for 30-40 minutes. Her health will now be assessed on 17 parameters and assessment is crucial after 24 hours of ECMO.

1.53 pm: Here’s the press release issued by Apollo Hospital, Chennai

1.50 pm: Allahabad: Supporters pray for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu CM #Jayalalithaa’s health

1.49 pm:  Meanwhile, all 37 Lok Sabha MPs belonging to AIADMK today skipped the proceedings of the House, a day after their party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest in Chennai.
Also Read | Jayalalithaa Health Status Latest News: Here’s what is known about Tamil Nadu CM’s health so far

1.44 pm: Watch: Jayalalithaa Critical, bus services to Tamil Nadu from Karnataka stopped.

1.38 pm: No heart procedure for Jaya this morning, says Apollo hospital: NDTV

1.37 pm: Jaya’s lactic acid better than yesterday, reports India Today.

1.21 pm: I hope she recovers and gets well very soon: Rahul Gandhi on Jayalalithaa

1.06 pm: Apollo Hospital Spokesperson says CM Jayalalithaa remains ‘very critical’ and is on ECMO and other life support systems, being closely observed.

12:50 pm: Jayalalitha, who suffered a cardiac arrest, is still in a critical condition, says Apollo Hospital Spokesperson

12.42 pm: People pray for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu CM

12.27 pm: Tamil Nadu Congress chief Thirunavukkarasar speaks with media, says Jayalalithaa’s health is stable and she is out of danger

12.21 pm: Jayalalithaa had a surgery earlier this month: AIADMK’s CR Saraswathi tells NDTV.

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

11.40 am: PM Narendra Modi apprised of Jayalalithaa’s condition; Venkaiah Naidu to visit Govt delegation to Chennai.

11.31 am: Section 144 imposed on Nellore.

11.30 am: If TN requires help we are willing, Home Min will put forces on standby. Can’t intervene on our own: Kiren Rijiju MoS Home

11.25 am: Security increased in Coimbatore in view of CM #Jayalalithaa’s health condition, as she suffered cardiac arrest, last evening

11.20 am: Team of 4 special doctors from AIIMS reach Apollo Hospital, Chennai, reports India Today

11.15 am: Mumbai: Supporters offer special prayers for speedy recovery of TN CM Jayalalithaa at Dharavi’s Shakthi Vinayakam temple

10.56 am: HM Rajnath Singh speaks to the Tamil Nadu Governor. Governor informs HM that there is no law and order situation in the state.

10:34 AM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

10:32 AM: Union Minister P. Radhakrishnan leaves Apollo hospital after enquiring about Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa health condition.


10:30 AM: Schools and colleges are open today in Tamil Nadu. Earlier reports that authorities may shut them down have proved wrong. University of Madras has issued a statement that it has not cancelled any examinations. It clarified that there were no exams scheduled for today as the institution has already concluded them successfully a few days ago.

10:05 AM:

10:02 AM: Lawmakers of ruling AIADMK summoned to meet at party HQ in Chennai at 11 am after CM Jayalalithaa’s condition worsens.

10:00 AM: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) temporarily stopped the bus services to Tamil Nadu after an incident of stone pelting on their bus near Tiruvannamalai as Jayalalithaa supporters thronged in the streets.

9:55 AM: “They needed doctors and we have sent them that; Government doing whatever possible. We hope and pray for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery,” JP Nadda.

9:50 AM: “We are in regular touch with Apollo hospital and TN Govt; have sent a team from Delhi AIIMS to Chennai,” Union Health Minister JP Nadda.

9:47 AM:

9:40 AM: Union Minister P. Radhakrishnan and BJP Rajya Sabha MP L. Ganesan reach Apollo hospital to enquire about Jaya’s health.

9:35 AM: According to AIADMK Jayalalithaa had gone through a surgery at morning.

9:10 AM: Heavy police deployment as supporters gather outside Apollo hospital where Tamil Nadu CM is admitted.

9:05 AM: Supporters gather outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai, praying for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery.

Supporters gather outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai, praying for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery. (ANI)Supporters gather outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai, praying for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery. (ANI)


8:55 AM:

8:50 AM: Doctors from All India Insitute of Medical Science (AIIMS) rush to Apollo, Chennai.


8:45 AM: Traffic police block roads leading to Apollo hospital (Greams Road) in Chennai, where Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is admitted, to avoid traffic congestion.

8:25 AM: “I am praying for Jayalalithaa’s recovery. Please God help her. Make her well again. Show us a miracle,” tweeted veteran actress Simi Grewal.

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7:45 AM: Jayalalithaa is under observation, doctors are doing their best.Hospital will issue a statement: AISMK leader Sarathkumar.

7:40 AM: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal prayed for Jayalalithaa’s health.


7:30 AM: WATCH: Drama artists offer milk to Lord Muruga for well being of CM Jayalalithaa.

7:25 AM: “All university exams in Tamil Nadu will be conducted on time, no change in schedule,” a statement by Anna University registrar said.

7:20  AM: Jayalalithaa’s residence cordoned off due to security concern.

7:10 AM: “Amma is our Rani of Jhansi, and has achieved what others cannot. All praying for her speedy recovery,” Vasuki, supporter.

7:00 AM: Tamil actor Sarathkumar hoped, “With all blessings she will come out of this situation, being treated by the medical team.”


6:45 AM: Barricading, Police deployment as huge crowd gathered outside Apollo hospital in Chennai.


6:16AM : AIADMK MLA’s started reaching Apollo Hospital, meeting likely to start soon.

View Gallery: Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest: Supporters gather at Apollo Hospitals 

3: 01 AM: Doctors closely monitoring condition of J Jayalalithaa and trying their ‘very best’, says Apollo Hospitals, reports PTI

2: 59 AM: TN DGP asks all police officers, personnel to report for duty by 7AM on Monday in view of J Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest reports PTI

1: 36 AM: People trying to jump from buildings nearby to get access to Apollo Tamil Nadu, security deployed

1: 02 AM :  WATCH: Scene outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai where CM Jayalalithaa is admitted who suffered a cardiac arrest today, huge crowd gathered, reports ANI

12: 50 AM : I wish Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa completely recovers soon: DMK President M Karunanidhi

12: 40 AM : Officials directed by CM to intensify more police personnel around certain areas in Karnataka particularly the border areas & Mandya region

12:35 AM : DMK leader M K Stalin wishes for speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa: PTI

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12: 32 AM : Karnataka Home Minister holds meet with the state’s top police officials, following news of TN chief minister Jayalalithaa’s health update

12:29 AM : C Vidyasagar Rao leaves from Apollo Hospital, reports ANI.

C Vidyasagar Rao (AIR)C Vidyasagar Rao (AIR)


12:03 AM: Acting Tamil Nadu Governor, C Vidyasagar Rao reaches Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

11:44 PM: Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav tweets about Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa’s health

Totally worried about the health of Ji. Wishing and Praying for speedy recovery. Let’s all pray for her.

Also Read:  Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest; being monitored and treated by experts: Apollo

11: 30PM : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on J Jayalalithaa’s health

11: 25PM : Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tweets about Jayalalithaa’s health and wishes that she responds to the treatment soon.

11: 20 PM: West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee tweets about Tamil Nadu CM’s Jayalalithaa’s health

11: 15 PM:  Apollo Hospital tweets about speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa

11: 10 PM : Apollo Hospital consults Dr. Richard Beale from London regarding Jayalalithaa’s health.

11:09 PM : Apollo Hospital says that Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device.

11:07 PM :  Expert doctors from AIIMS are rushed to Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

Also Read : Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest: From President to ministers and state CMs, wishes pour in for Tamil Nadu chief minister

11:03 PM : Tamil Nadu Governor to reach Apollo Hospital soon.

11: 00 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee wishes for speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa

10:55 PM: Union Health Minister, JP Nadda is being reported to have talked to Apollo Chairman and enquired about Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa.

10:52 PM:  India Today reports that AIADMK is holding an emergency Cabinet Meeting in Apollo Hospital, Chennai.


10:40 PM: Para-military force on stand-by outside Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

10:00 PM: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu wished Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa for “speedy recovery”. “Wishing #jayalalithaa Hon CM of TN a speedy recovery, Let her be healthy soon” he posted on his official Twitter account.

09:55 PM: Heavy security arrangement has been beefed up outside the hospital in view of crowd .

09:50 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao after CM Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest and enquired about her health.

09: 40 PM: A large number of people gathered outside the hospital after the news of Jayalalithaa’s cardiac arrest surfaced. Many female followers of Tamil Nadu CM broke down.

09: 35 PM: Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa is being treated and monitored by a team of experts including Cardiologists, Pulmonologist and Critical care specialist after she suffered cardiac arrest

09:30 PM: Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa suffered massive cardiac arrest while undergoing medical treatment at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

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