Amma's Demise: It's raining 'tears' in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Dec 6: Their eyes were moist and lips parched, as thousands lined up to pay their last respects to their "beloved" leader--Amma (as J Jayalalithaa was popularly known as among her supporters) in Chennai on Tuesday.

The 68-year-old leader passed away at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, on Monday night.


The news of her demise was a thunderbolt from the sky for AIADMK cadres and her supporters.

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Her fans wailed in despair to mourn the death of their favourite leader, who became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu not for once but for five times (1991-96, May-Sept 2001, 2002-06, 2011-14, 2015-16).

"Why did God take back Amma? She was in a good condition till 4 p.m. on Sunday. We all were confident that Amma will come out of hospital," a sobbing CR Saraswathi, spokesperson of AIADMK, told IANS.
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