Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died of cardiac arrest on Monday night. Chennai’s Appollo Hospital released an official statement confirming her death just minutes after the midnight.
Jayalalitha was 68 years old.
Here’s the chronology of events leading to the death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa since her hospitalisation on September 22.
Sep 22, 2016: Admitted to Apollo Hospitals with complaints of fever and dehydration.
Sep 29: Advised a ‘few days’ rest’ for ‘recuperative treatment’.
Sep 30: UK-based interventionist Richard John Beale flown in to treat the Chief Minister.
Oct 2: Apollo Hospitals says CM being treated for infection, improving.
Oct 3: Apollo Hospitals says she continues to improve.
Oct 6: Jayalalithaa continues to improve, requires longer stay, says Apollo
Oct 21: Hospital says Jayalalithaa interacting.
Nov 4: Apollo Chairman P C Reddy says Jayalalithaa “completely recovered” and it is up to her to decide when to go home.
Nov 8: Jaya able to talk, cheerful and healthy; AIADMK.
Nov 12: Apollo says Jaya needs recuperation, no date fixed for discharge.
Nov 13: In her first direct communication since her hospitalisation, Jayalalithaa says she has taken rebirth because of people’s prayers and urges them to vote for AIADMK in the November 19 bypolls.
Nov 17: AIADMK says Jaya breathing without respiratory support; may be discharged any day.
Nov 18: P C Reddy says Jayalalithaa’s mental functions ‘absolutely normal’.
Nov 19: CM shifted to private room from Critical Care Unit.
Nov 22: Jayalalithaa thanks voters for electing her party candidates in polls.
Nov 25: PC Reddy says Jayalalithaa speaking using tracheostomy tube valve.
Dec 4: AIADMK says AIIMS expert team confirms Jayalalithaa has recovered completely.
Dec 4: Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest; put on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device.
Dec 5: Jayalalithaa dies at 11.30 PM.
(With PTI inputs)