RIP Amma | From PM Modi to President Mukherjee: India bids adieu to J Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, popularly addressed as ‘Amma’ by her supporters and party cadres, died of cardiac arrest at 11.30 p.m. at the Apollo Hospitals here on Monday evening after a prolonged illness. She was 68.

Announcing her demise at 12.13 a.m., Apollo Hospitals in a statement said, ‘The Chief Minister suffered a massive cardiac arrest on the evening of the December 4, even while our intensivist was in her room. She was immediately administered resuscitation (CPR), and provided ECMO support within the hour, which is the most advanced treatment currently available internationally. Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain her revival. However, despite our best efforts the Chief Ministerm’st underlying conditions rendered her unable to recover and she passed away at 11.30 p.m. today.’

Her body will be kept at Rajaji Hall for people to pay last respects.

 

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has declared three-day holiday for schools and colleges. President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted, ‘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.’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ‘Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics. Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief.’

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, ‘Deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Tamil Nadu CM,Selvi Jayalalithaa. She was a powerful voice for the weaker sections of the society. I pay my heartfelt tributes to the departed soul. I also appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to remain calm in this hour of grief.’

 

Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.

 

Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration.

 

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief.

 

May the Almighty grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude.

 

I will always cherish the innumerable occasions when I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaa ji. May her soul rest in peace.

 

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 

 

We lost a great leader today.Women,farmers,fishermen &the marginalised dreamt through her eyes.We will miss Jayalalithaa ji,Amma to millions

 

Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres & well wishers in this hour of grief

 

Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres & well wishers in this hour of grief pic.twitter.com/oe26Itv1OF

She was an iconic & courageous leader. This is an irreparable loss to the people of TamilNadu.  

 

Popular,strong,bold,efficient, people- friendly,charismatic leader, 
Amma.Always at the heart of people. Big loss.I am shocked,saddened 1/2

 

I humbly urge the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK to face this big loss with courage and greatness. May she Rest in Peace 2/2

 

Deeply saddened to hear demise of  , a Pro poor, Popular,Bold, Strong & result oriented Leader of country.Truly u wil be dearly missed

 

Sincerely & humbly request people of AIADMK & Tamilnadu to bear this huge loss with courage.  has left a huge blank in politics

 

तमिलनाडु की मुख्यमंत्री जयललिता जी का निधन दुखद. ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति दें. बिहार में एक दिन का राजकीय शोक घोषित.

 

Deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Tamil Nadu CM,Selvi Jayalalithaa. She was a powerful voice for the weaker sections of the society.

 

Deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of  ji.:Sonia Gandhi

 

Deeply saddened by the demise of Jayalalithaa Ji; one of the most inspirational women leaders of the country. 

 

I express my grief and deep sorrow on the demise of Tamilnadu CM J Jayalalithaa

 

Deeply saddened on the demise of CM of Tamilnadu Selvi Jaylalithaa. A great leader passes away. True Puratchi Thalaivi. Condolence.

 

1. Sad to hear that Hon. CM of TN Selvi.Jayalalitha is no more. Her life’s journey is a story of grit & perseverance. Understood the mind ..

 

V sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam admi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace.

 

The inevitable had happened..unacceptable yet irrevocable end of an extraordinary life of this artist, a tall leader is unfortunate.

 

In deep anguish over the demise of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, a long-time friend & a leader with indomitable spirit who is loved by all.1/2

 

we will never ever have a leader who was as brave and courageous leader as the respected Late CM of TN. wish u could fight this last battle.

 

Deeply grieved to learn of the sad demise of Chief Minister . My heartfelt condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu.

 

My heartfelt condolences & thoughts are with bereaved family and followers. She shall be eternally cherished for her service to the people.

 

Deeply saddened by the demise of Jayalalithaa ji. My thoughts and prayers are with people of Tamil Nadu.

 

 

Deeply saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa ji. India has lost one of its tallest leaders.May her soul rest in eternal peace