Amma no more:J Jayalalithaa buried next to her mentor MGR

Chennai: Preparations are on in full swing for the cremation of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach in Chennai this evening as huge crowd including VIPs and VVIPs from politics, government and other various fields are expected to bid their last respects to the departed soul.

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Thousands came out on the streets to pay their last respects and have a last glimpse of their leader popularly known as Amma. Jayalalithaa, who died of a massive cardiac arrest late Monday evening, will reportedly be buried next to the memorial of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder and her mentor MG Ramachandran at Marina beach.

All necessary arrangements have been put in place for Jayalalithaa’s cremation. Helicopters have been deployed by the Tamil Nadu Government at the area to conduct aerial surveillance. On the ground, there is heavy presence of personnel from the Rapid Action Force, the army, as well as the Tamil Nadu Police.

Jayalalithaa has been accorded a state funeral and will be honoured with a gun salute at the time of her burial. The late AIADMK supremo’s body is being carried to the burial site by officials of the armed forces.

(With ANI inputs)

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Burial of #jayalalithaa’s mortal remains completed at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach (Chennai), she passed away yesterday after a cardiac arrest
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Jayalalithaa’s casket lowered into ground.

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Jayalalithaa being buried with full military honours.

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18:02 PM
Sasikala performing the final rites.

17:58 PM
Senior leaders like OPS, Venkiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan pay final respect to Jayalalithaa.

17:58 PM
Rahul Gandhi pays last respect to Jayalalithaa.

17:56 PM
Madras Regiment gives gun salute to Jayalalithaa.

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State honour being given to J Jayalalithaa.

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The casket has been set down near the burial spot.

17:33 PM
Akhilesh Yadav arrives at Marina Beach for Jayalalithaa’s funeral.

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Mortal remains of J Jayalalithaa to be kept in sandalwood casket.

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Seven day state mourning declared in Tamil Nadu.

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Lakh of Amma supporters gather to gather tribute to Jayalalithaa at Marina.

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Chennai: Funeral procession of #Jayalalithaa, who passed away last night after suffering a cardiac arrest.
4:23 PM – 6 Dec 2016
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Chennai: Mortal remains of #jayalalithaa being taken from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach for final rites, huge crowd seen
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Tamil Nadu: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi pays floral tribute to #Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.
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President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to #Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.
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The last rites are scheduled to take place tentatively at around 4.30 PM.

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Chennai: Visuals from Marina beach, where last rites ceremony of #JJayalalitha will take place. Helicopters deployed for aerial surveillance
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Chennai: Burial of #Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains to take place at MGR memorial, Marina Beach
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Senior DMK leader MK Stalin and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have also paid their last respects to J Jayalalithaa

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Tamil Nadu: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi reaches Chennai to pay his last respects to #Jayalalithaa
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Former PM Manmohan Singh reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

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Karnataka CM Siddharamaiah has reached Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

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Tamil Nadu: Karnataka CM Siddharamaiah reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects to #Jayalalithaa
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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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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai, will pay floral tributes to J Jayalalithaa.

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JJayalalithaa was not only strong, but also a good administrator; It’s a big setback for politics: Sumitra Mahajan, LS Speaker

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Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary reference to Jayalalithaa.

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As preparations are underway at MGR Memorial at Marina beach for last rites ceremony of Jayalalithaa, people mourn her demise.

09:41 AM
Kejriwal to visit Chennai, pay tributes to Jayalalithaa

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Chennai.

“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.

“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.

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V sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam admi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace.
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Centre declares state mourning today in view of demise of TN 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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Top BJP leaders pay tributes to Jayalalithaa

“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.

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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.
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said she created Brand Amma, a different kind of pro-poor politics.

“Jayalalithaa was very popular leader, able administrator. Her connect with people was enormous and unique She created “Brand Amma”, a different kind of pro poor politics. My heartfelt condolences,” he said.

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Jayalalithaa was very popular leader, able administrator. Her connect with people was enormous and unique. (1/2)

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Jayalalithaa was a powerful voice for the weaker sections of the society.

“She always worked for the benefit of the poor and needy. She has left an indelible mark in Tamil Nadu politics with her enduring legacy. Selvi Jayalalithaa was one of the most iconic political figures of India who had an enormous impact on the people of Tamil Nadu.”

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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.
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08:23 AM
Jayalalithaa will be accorded state funeral. Flags will be flown at half mast. And no ceremonial functions will be organised.

08:23 AM
Kerala mourns Jaya, govt offices to remain shut

Government offices and educational institutions in Kerala will remain shut on Tuesday as a mark of respect to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who passed away after a prolonged illness.

In a press statement, the government declared a holiday today for all government offices, including state owned Public Sector Undertakings and educational institutions.

08:23 AM
After paying homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar at Parliament House, PM Modi to leave for Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa.

08:14 AM
DMK chief M Karunanidhi condoles Jayalalithaa’s death; says her fame will remain forever.

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குறைந்த வயதிலேயே #Jayalalitha மறைந்து விட்டார் எனினும் அவருடைய புகழ் என்றென்றும் நிலைத்திருக்கும் என்பதில் சந்தேகமில்லை.
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08:11 AM
Devastating loss to the state and the nation. J Jayalalitha was an iconic leader. A humane visionary. A personal friend for years. Will miss her presence immensely: Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals.

08:01 AM
Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan will represent the Central government at the funeral of J Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

08:00 AM
P Chidambaram on Jayalalithaa’s demise

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Jayalalithaa was most dominant political personality of Tamilnadu in last 25 years. Share grief of millions
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Jayalalithaa acquired large loyal following that equalled that of her mentor MGR
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She brought a hard uncompromising style to politics and governance that won praise and criticism
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Tamilnadu was regarded as among the better governed States
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AIADMK must carry on and provide a government for remaining over 4 years
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Jayalalithaa’s demise is a big loss to country. She was an able administrator who had conviction and courage: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

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Supporters gather at Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay their last tributes.