An era has ended with death of J. Jayalalitha, to go into history as one of most popular mass leader. Earlier, it was reported that Jayalalitha was clinically dead, AIADMK HQ lowered flag and then raised again, local TV channels had declared her dead, Hospital sources . However, hospital sources were denying the fact to assuage feelings of lakhs of her supporters and prevent break out of violence. Time was being bought so that an interim Chief Minister was in place to control law and order situation before official announcement of her death.
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died in Chennai after 74 days of hospitalisation, Apollo Hospitals announced in a press release on Monday. (Reuters File)
Six-time Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, a 1960s screen idol who became one of India’s most powerful politicians, died in a Chennai hospital on Tuesday. She was 68.
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She was readmitted to the critical care unit (CCU) of Apollo Hospital as she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening shortly after the party announced that she had been given a clean bill of health by a team of medical specialists.
As news of her demise spread, hundreds of followers gathered around the hospital amid reports of spontaneous demonstrations across the state. Many loyal supporters of her party, AIADMK, wept at the passing away of their “Amma” or mother, as she was endearingly called.
The CM was admitted to Apollo hospital late on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration.
Jayalalithaa had been unwell for some time now, but the exact nature of her medical condition remained shrouded in mystery until she suffered the fatal cardiac arrest.
According to an affidavit in 2014, she suffered from hypertension, cellulitis, and diabetes.
A source at Apollo hospital said the AIADMK chief was on ventilator support during her final days.
Jayalalithaa’s death comes months after she won an unprecedented sixth term in the assembly polls, defeating rival M Karunanidhi’s DMK.
Her demise is expected to leave her party in chaos as she has designated no clear successor and polls are usually won on the back of her personal popularity.
जयललिता का 68 की उम्र में निधन, 26 घंटे तक सेहत को लेकर रहा सस्पेंस
चेन्नई.जिंदगी के लिए 75 दिन के संघर्ष के बाद 68 साल की जे. जयललिता का आज यहां निधन हो गया। पांच बार तमिलनाडु की सीएम रहीं जयललिता 22 सितंबर से अपोलो हाॅस्पिटल में एडिमट थीं। रविवार शाम उनकी पार्टी AIADMK ने एलान किया था कि जयललिता पूरी तरह रिकवर हो चुकी हैं। लेकिन कुछ ही घंटों बाद उन्हें कार्डिएक अरेस्ट आने की खबर आई और दोबारा ICCU में उन्हें शिफ्ट किया गया। सोमवार शाम तमिल मीडिया के जरिए उनके निधन की भी खबरें आईं। पार्टी का झंडा भी झुका दिया गया। लेकिन हॉस्पिटल ने तुरंत इन दावों को खारिज कर दिया। निधन की घोषणा के बाद अब माना जा रहा है कि जयललिता सरकार में फाइनेंस मिनिस्टर रहे ओ. पन्नीरसेल्वम तमिलनाड़ु के अगले सीएम होंगे। पढ़ें अपडेट्स…
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