There was absolute confusion and chaos at Chennai. While media reports stated that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister had passed away, the AIADMK was quick to lower the flag at their party office at half mast. This led to immense confusion and several media outlets tweeted about the flag being lowered to half mast.
However, immediately after that the Apollo hospital issued a press release stating that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister continued to remain critical. This led to even more confusion. The people who had gathered outside the AIADMK hospital were seen crying. However, minutes after the press note from the hospital came out, the flag was hoisted once again which led to the crowd whistling and cheering.