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Jayalalithaa recovering very well, to return soon says: AIADMK spokesperson

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:47 IST

The AIADMK, on 26 October, said party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been hospitalised in Chennai since last month, is "very well" and would return home soon, even as scores of party workers continue to pray for her speedy recovery.

"She is very well. God is by her side. She will come home soon," party spokesperson CR Saraswathy said.

She said the prayers of party supporters has reaped fruits and thanked the medical experts from AIIMS and Singapore among others who treated the 68-year-old leader.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration.

Later on, the hospital had said she was being treated for infection with respiratory support among others.

In its latest medical bulletin, which was issued on 21 October, the hospital had said the Chief Minister was interacting and progressing gradually.

Meanwhile, AIADMK supporters, in large numbers, continued to organise special prayers and events for the well being of their 'Amma' (Mother), as she is affectionately called by them, across the state. This included a six-hour musical prayer in Tirunelveli.

Around 20,000 people carried the traditional palkudam (milkpot) over a 10 km stretch praying for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery at Viralimalai in Puthukottai district.

In Tirunelveli, thavil and nagaswara musicians played their instruments non-stop for six hours praying for good health of the AIADMK supremo.

Special yagnams and homams (havans) including Sudharsana and dhanvanthiri homams seeking divine blessings for her good health and long life were performed in many temples across the state including in Chennai, Coimbatore and Dharmapuri.

In Erode, school students sat in a row depicting 'Amma' in Tamil and held candle prayers for the Chief Minister. An inter-faith prayer was held in Thiruvarur.

At Apollo Hospital, a group of members of the traditional Badaga tribe community from Nilgiris district held prayers.


First published: 26 October 2016, 7:52 IST