Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa died of cardiac arrest on Monday, Apollo Hospital, where she was admitted finally confirmed her death ending all uncertainties.
The release said, “It’s with indescribable grief that we announce the demise of our esteemed honourable chief minister of Tamil Nadu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 PM today (05-12-2016)”
Tributes have begun to pour in for the Iron Lady of Tamil politics.
President Pranab Mukherjee said, “Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Ms. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.”
“One of India’s most charismatic and popular leaders, Ms. Jayalalithaa was a visionary and able administrator. Her life was dedicated to the socio-economic transformation of Tamil Nadu and its people,” the President said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.”
Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, said, “We lost a great leader today.Women,farmers,fishermen &the marginalised dreamt through her eyes.We will miss Jayalalithaa ji.”
Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “V sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam admi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace.”
Vice President Hamid Ansari said that Jayalalithaa’s demise was an irreparable loss to the people of India
“An eminent public figure, a charismatic personality, she had immense influence over the political developments in Tamil Nadu as well as the national level.
“As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, her contributions towards the economic development of the state and social welfare of the poorer segments will be long remembered and cherished. Her death is an irreparable loss to the people of India,” Ansari said.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, said, “I am deeply grieved to learn the passing of Selvi J Jayalalithaa.
“Selvi Jayalalithaa lived her entire life with the same indomitable courage with which she battled her illness. As the leader of AIADMK and four-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she had a unique and deep empathy with the needs and hopes of the people, and put in place policies that immeasurably improved their lives.
Oscar winner music composer from Chennai, AR Rahman, said, “Respect and condolences to all the people who love Puratchi Thalaivi Jayalalitha…We will miss her forever.”
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “I pay my heartfelt tributes to the departed soul. I also appeal to people of Tamil Nadu to remain calm in this hour of grief.”
Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth today condoled the death of AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, describing her as a “brave daughter” whom the country had lost.
“Not just Tamil Nadu but India has lost a brave daughter.
I pray to God to rest her soul in peace,” he tweeted.
Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan also expressed grief over the death of the late Chief Minister.
“Jayalalitha ji the only CM of a State that celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema .. from all regions .. most admirable,” he tweeted.
“Sad to hear of the passing away of Jayalalithaaji…May her soul rest in peace,” Shah Rukh Khan said in a tweet.
Scores of Tamil cinema actors including Parthiban, Jeyam Ravi, Trisha Krishnan, Shruti Haasan and director Gautam Vasudev Menon condoled death of Jayalalithaa, who had her roots in the film industry as a famous yesteryear actor.