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Politicians pay tributes to J Jayalalithaa on Twitter

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:37 IST

J Jayalalithaa, the common man's Amma, breathed her last in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, at 11:30pm on 5 December. She was admitted in the hospital after she complained of fever and dehydration in September but lost the battle after suffering a cardiac arrest.

News of her demise spread like wildfire and supporters flocked in high numbers on the streets to mourn the death of their beloved leader.

Jayalalithaa will be accorded a state funeral at the MGR memorial park, Marina Beach. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Rajaji Hall to pay homage to Jayalalithaa, President Mukherjee returned halfway as his plane developed a technical glitch.

The AIADMK and PM Modi were among the first ones to tweet out their condolences.

First published: 6 December 2016, 12:55 IST