Farewell- Amma laid to rest
Bengaluru, Dec 6: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday night, announced officials of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Jaya had suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday.
The 68-year-old former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu breathed her last at Apollo Hospitals, where she was undergoing treatment since September 22.
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6:30 pm: Jayalalithaa laid to rest next to the memorial of her mentor MGR with full state honours.
6:07 pm: Amma laid to rest.
6:06 pm: The last of Amma seen. The coffin has been covered.
6:01 pm: Sasikala Natarajan receives ritually folded Flag, performs the last rites for Jayalalithaa.
5:59 pm: Rahul Gandhi pays his final respects to Jayalalithaa.
5:52 pm: Venkaiah Naidu lays wreath as Jayalalithaa set to be laid to rest.
5:51 pm: One minute silence for Jayalalithaa.
5:50 pm: Gun salute being given to Jayalalithaa at Marina Beach in Chennai.
5:40 pm: The body of Jayalalithaa has been shifted to the coffin which has been engraved with her name.
5:26 pm: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains reach Marina Beach in Chennai, to be buried shortly.
5:10 pm: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains put on a flower-decked cortege. Supporters were seen chanting 'Puratchi Thalaivi Amma' in background.
5:02 pm: LED screens set up near Marina beach to display last rites of J Jayalalithaa.
4:51 pm: Mortal remains of Jayalalithaa to be buried shortly at Marina beach near MGR memorial.
4:34 pm: A huge crowd has gathered at the Marina beach where Jayalalithaa will be laid to rest.
4:24 pm: Jayalalithaa's final journey begins. Burial of Jayalalithaa's mortal remains to take place at MGR memorial, Marina Beach.
4:14 pm: Tamil Nadu: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi pays floral tribute to #Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.
4:12 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee pays floral tribute to Jayalalithaa. He will also attend last rites.
4:05 pm: Kolkata: WB CM Mamata Banerjee pays tributes to Jayalalithaa, who passed away yesterday after a cardiac arrest.
3:50 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi reaches Chennai to pay his lastrespects to Jayalalithaa.
3:44 pm: MDMK chief Vaiko paid his last respects to Puratchi Thalaivi Amma.
Pictures from Rajaji Hall. pic.twitter.com/ipAdqQuZtU— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 6, 2016
3:42 pm: Raj Bhavan reaches Rajaji Hall, Governor pays tributes to Jayalalithaa.
3:30 pm: Jayalalithaa was a brilliant student, & a good athlete when she used to be here: Current Principal,Bishop Cotton Girls' School(Bengaluru).
3:19 pm: Former PM Devegowda reaches Rajaji Hall to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.
3:18 pm: Chennai: Burial of Jayalalithaa's mortal remains to take place at MGR memorial, Marina Beach.
3:16 pm: Media barred from entering Jayalalithaa burial ground: Reports.
3:07 pm: Cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth at Rajaji Hall (Chennai) to pay last tributes to Jayalalithaa.
3:01 pm: DMK leader MK Stalin at Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa who died on late Monday night.
2:50 pm: Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar pays tribute to her at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.
2.30 pm: Former PM Manmohan Singh reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay tribute to Jayalalithaa.
2.16 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah reaches Rajaji Hall.
2.12 pm: Veteran actress Vyjayanthi Mala pays tributes to Jayalalithaa.
2.07 pm: Police resorts to mild lathi-charge outside Rajaji Hall.
1.58 pm: PM Modi's convoy leaves from the Rajaji Hall in Chennai after the Prime Minister pays his last respects.
1.35 pm: Narendra Modi pays floral tributes to Jayalalithaa.
1.31 pm: Narendra Modi reaches Rajaji Hall to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.
1.25 pm: Supporters shave their heads in Coimbatore after Jayalalithaa's demise.
12.55 pm: PM Modi arrives in Chennai to pay last tributes to Jayalalithaa.
12.42 pm: Actor Dharmendra expresses shock, says Jayalalitjaa was his co-star in film 'Izzat'.
12.32 pm: Pranab Mukherjee to depart for Chennai from Delhi again.
12.28 pm: People throng to see their Amma one last time.
Pictures from Rajaji Hall. pic.twitter.com/FeJ7Uz2Jpb— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 6, 2016
12.09 pm: Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai, to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa.
12.00 pm: IAF plane carrying President Pranab Mukherjee to Chennai returns to Delhi after facing a technical snag.
11.50 am: Tamil superstar Rajnikanth pays his last respects to Jayalalithaa.
11.33 am: Jayalalithaa was a great inspiration to all women: K Kavitha, TRS.
11.17 am: DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi reach Rajaji Hall.
11.13 am: Not just Tamil Nadu but entire nation mourns the demise of Jayalalithaaji: Sumitra Mahajan.
11.10 am: Crowd outside Rajaji hall break barricades and try to push their way in.
11.07 am: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary reference to Jayalalithaa.
11:00 am: Jayalalithaa was a fighter and till the last moment she fought: President Pranab Mukherjee.
10: 56 am: Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She had emerged as an icon in Indian politics- HM Rajnath Singh.
10:48 am: It's unfortunate; Loss not only for TN politics but also for rest of the country; All of Bihar is in mourning today- Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
10:47 am: Jayalalithaa was the Iron lady of present times, she did a lot of work for Tamil people- Malayalam actor Mammootty
10:28 am: Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao reaches Rajaji Hall.
10:27 am: Preparations underway at MGR Memorial at Marina beach for the last rites ceremony of Jayalalitha.
10:25 am: Jayalalithaa was known as messiah for poor- Ananth Kumar.
10:21 am: Jayalalithaa to be cremated next to MGR's shrine.
10:20 am: DMK leader M K Stalin pays tribute to Jayalalithaa.
10.13 am: Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah to attend Jayalalithaa's funeral.
10.11 am: Nitin Gadkari remembers Jayalalithaa, says its a loss for country and Tamil Nadu politics.
10.10 am: Pandemonium at Rajaji Hall as people try to climb over the wall.
10.05 am: Rajya Sabha will adjourn for the day after obituary as a mark of respect.
10.03 am: St. Antony's church fest scheduled on Wednesday in Katchatheevu (Sri Lanka) called off after Jayalalithaa's death.
10.00 am: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to travel to Chennai, to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa.
9.54 am: Flags flying at half mast at President House.
9.40 am: She was a woman of dignity and self-respect, says Sushma Swaraj.
It is tragic. It is painful. She was a woman of dignity and self - respect. We shared a warm personal relationship.#jayalalithaa— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 6, 2016
9.32 am: President Pranab Mukherjee to travel to Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.
9.28 am: Narendra Modi leaves for Chennai.
9.09 am: Jayalalithaa's funeral to be held at 4.30 pm at Marina Beach.
8.58 am: Karnataka, Bihar, Uttarakhand declare one day mourning.
8.54 am: Shops down shutters in Rameswaram as TN mourns Amma's death.
8.45 am: Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda will attend the last rites of J Jayalalithaa.
8.38 am: Jayalalithaa's death is loss for everybody: Prakash Javadekar.
8.32 am: Shops down shutters, roads deserted in Coimbatore as TN mourns the demise of Jayalalithaa.
8.25 am: Jayalalithaa will be accorded a state funeral. Flags to fly at half mast.
8.20 am: Union Govt declares one-day mourning after Jayalalithaa's death.
8.15 am: Kerala government declares holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the state after the demise of Jayalalithaa.
8.00 am: Rahul Gandhi to leave for Chennai to lay last respects to Jayalalithaa.
7.50 am: PM Modi to depart at 9 am and will reach Chennai to pay respects to Jayalalithaa .
7.42 am: Mortal remains of Jayalalithaa kept at Rajaji Hall.
7.30 am: Supporters and leaders arrive at Rajaji Hall to pay homage to Jayalalithaa; Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam also present.
7.00 am: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu pays his last tribute to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall where her mortal remains have been kept.
6.50 am: Jayalalithaa's cremation to be held next to MGR Samadhi at Marina beach, Chennai at 4PM today.
6.45 am: Jayalalithaa's demise is a big loss to country. She was an able administrator who had conviction and courage: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
6.30 am: Last tributes being paid to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
6.20 am: 6th December 2016 declared as public holiday under Negotiable Instrument Act as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa: Govt of Tamil Nadu.
6.15 am: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains reaches Rajaji hall, thousands of AIADMK cadres line up.
5.50 am: Cremation of Jayalalithaa to be held today evening: ANI
5.40 am: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains being taken from her residence Poes Garden to Rajaji Hall: ANI
5.30 am: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains to be taken from her residence Poes Garden to Rajaji Hall shortly.
5.00 am: Our beloved leader, The Iron Lady of India, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma, is no more: AIADMK on Twitter.
Our beloved leader, The Iron Lady of India Puratchi Thalaivi Amma is no more.— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 5, 2016
4.20 am: Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres & well wishers in this hour of grief: MK Stalin.
4.10 am: President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi are expected to arrive in Chennai to pay respects to Jayalalithaa.
4.00 am: The last rites of Jayalalithaa will be performed today evening at Marina Beach, according to reports.
3.50 am: Burial place getting ready in premises of MGR Square, where her body will be laid to rest, reports The New Indian Express.
3.45 am: Actors Rajinikanth and Shahrukh Khan offer condolences after Jayalalithaa's death.
3.40 am: "Deeply grieved at the passing of Jayalalita ji... a strong woman... Jayalalitha ji (is) the only chief minister of a state that celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema .. from all regions .. most admirable!" Amitabh Bachchan said on Twiiter.
3.30 am: I offer deep condolences on the passing away of Jayalalithaa, wishes of lakhs of her followers will make her immortal: M Karunanidhi.
3.10 am: Chennai: Portfolios to ministers have been allocated in Tamil Nadu.
2.55 am: Scuffle breaks out between AIADMK supporters and police at Poes Garden.
2.50 am: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains taken to Poes Garden.
2.40 am: No clarity yet on the final resting place of Tamil Nadu's deceased Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
2.00 am: O Pannerselvam sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
12.45 am: Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
12.30 am: Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Ms. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: President Pranab Mukherjee.
12.00 am: Jayalalithaa passes away, time of death 11.30pm
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11.30 pm: O Panneerselvam arrives at party headquarter in Rayopettah, Chennai.
10.30 pm: Meeting of AIADMK MLAs could be held later tonight, AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan tells news agency ANI
10.00 pm: We are all hoping and praying that she will be fine soon, says actor and former MLA R Sarathkumar
9.20 pm: Doctors to review Jayalalithaa's condition shortly, neurologists keeping a close watch.
9.00 pm: The MLAs will going to ratify a succession plan, in case Jayalalithaa's condition worsens, says AIADMK spokesperson Ponnaiyan.
9.00 pm: AIADMK spokesperson Ponnaiyan, speaking to NDTV, said the meeting of the party MLAs at its headquarters in Royapettah has been indefinitely postponed.
9.00 pm: No law and order problem in Tamil Nadu, says Union Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
8.50 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi have expressed deep concern on the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
8.40 pm: "Jayalalithaa ji is a woman of extraordinary courage and has a vast reservoir of strength. In the past she has gone through extremely difficult circumstances and challenges. We are confident that she will be able to overcome this difficult situation as well," Congress spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi said.
8.30 pm: AIIMS doctors had a video conference with Dr Richard Beale to discuss on Jayalalithaa's health: Reports.
8.20 pm: A meeting underway between the AIIMS doctors, bureaucrats and the doctors treating Jayalalithaa.
8.10 pm: MLAs' meeting yet to start; waiting for O Panneerselvam's arrival at AIADMK headquarters: Reports
8.00 pm: DGP and commissioner have left the premises of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, say reports.
7.50 pm: Crowd is reducing in front of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, say reports.
7.40 pm: Sasikala Pushpa likely to get important post in the AIADMK: Reports.
7.20 pm: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu likely to meet Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.
7.10 pm: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu leaves Apollo Hospital.
6.45 pm: AIADMK Legislative party meet begins.
6.09 pm: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu reaches Apollo Hospital.
6.05 pm: AIADMK quotes Apollo hospital, says Jayalalithaa on life support.
Press Release from Apollo Hospitals. pic.twitter.com/7sVymsox2W— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 5, 2016
6.00 pm: Party flag hoisted again at AIADMK headquarters.
5.53 pm: Apollo dismisses rumours of Jayalalithaa's death.
A large team of doctors from Apollo and AIIMS continue to provide all life saving measures. #GodblessAmma— Apollo Hospitals (@HospitalsApollo) December 5, 2016
5.48 pm: Party flag flying at half mast at AIADMK office
5.44 pm: Scuffle between AIADMK workers and Police outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai
5.37 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa dies after cardiac arrest, say TV reports.
5.33 pm: Major commotion outside Apollo Hospital after a TV channel report. Chairs being thrown. Minor violence erupts outside hospital.
5.13 pm: Chennai Police Commissioner George reaches Apollo Hospital.
5.10 pm: Apollo Hospital's latest update:
Our team of expert doctors continue to closely monitor and treat the Honourable Chief Minister. However her condition remains critical.— Apollo Hospitals (@HospitalsApollo) December 5, 2016
5.05 pm: Patients from Apollo hospital, Chennai, being shifted out: Sources.
4.53 pm: Chennai Police commissioner George, says entire police force has to be on duty for security until further notice- TV reports.
4.44 pm: AIADMK minister S. Valarmathi arrives at Apollo hospital.
4.35 pm: She is a fighter, says Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Her condition is critical, but I have seen patients recovering from such illness; she is a fighter: Tamilisai Soundararajan (TN BJP Chief) pic.twitter.com/74KMZMd6md— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2016
4.27 pm: We have not offered any central forces to Tamil Nadu, forces always on standby, if they request, we'll sanction immediately: MHA officials.
4.22 pm: Subramanian Swamy tweets:
There may be a 6 PM announcement in JJ matter— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) December 5, 2016
4.10 pm: She detained me under POTA but apart from politics I treat her like sister. For the sake of Tamil Nadu she should recover: Vaiko
4.06 pm: Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu to reach Chennai at 5 pm, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu at 5.45 pm.
4.05 pm: Heavy police deployment outside Apollo Hospital, huge crowds present.
3.25 pm: Dr Richard Beale issues statement, says situation is grave.
3.00 pm: AIADMK MLAs called to Apollo Hospital one by one, MLAs asked to sign declaration, making O Panneerselvam as successor to Jayalalithaa.
2.55 pm: Despite our best efforts, our beloved CM remains in a grave situation, tweets Sangita Reddy, Executive Director Apollo Group.
Despite our best efforts, our beloved CM remains in a grave situation.— Sangita Reddy (@SangitaApollo) December 5, 2016
2.43 pm: TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao to visit Appolo at 3 PM.
2.38 pm: At least 5,000 police personnel, including Armed Reserve and TN Special Police, called in for reinforcement.
2.26 pm: Few schools in Chennai reportedly have asked parents to pick up their wards by 2.30 pm following news about Jayalalithaa's health.
2.24 pm: Amitabh Bachchan prays for speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa.
T 2463 - Reading news about Jayalalita ji and sending prayers for her speedy recovery ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 5, 2016
2.20 pm: U.S. Consulate General in Chennai operating with reduced staffing on Dec 5.
1.17 pm: Rahul Gandhi hopes for speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa.
12.50 pm: Apollo Hospital Spokesperson says CM Jayalalithaa remains very critical & is on ECMO and other life support systems, being closely observed.
12.38 pm: Jayalalithaa is improving and you will have to wait for the health bulletin to know more: Panruti Ramachandran, Senior leader, AIADMK.
12.28 pm: People pray for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa in Kanpur.
12.15 pm: Jayalalithaa undergoes surgery after suffering cardiac arrest.
12.03 pm: Sasikala Pushpa says there needs to be transparency and asks PM to intervene in Jayalalithaa health issue.
There is no transparency, ppl want to know whether she alive or not.PM must intervene & take care of this-Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa pic.twitter.com/GzmNQIwfr2— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2016
11.55 am: Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao to stay on in Chennai.
11.42 am: Venkaiah Naidu to go to Chennai today to take stock of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's health condition.
11.40 am: Did not see her (Jayalalithaa) but on enquiry, I was informed she is undergoing treatment and is stable: Thirunavukkarasar, TN Congress Chief.
11.27 am: Situation is very normal in city. It's appealed to public not to heed to unfounded rumours; Bengaluru City Police.
Situation is very normal in city. It's appealed to public not to heed to unfounded rumours.— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) December 5, 2016
11.23 am: Union Health Minister JP Nadda briefs PM Modi on Jayalalitha's health.
11.19 am: Buses from Tamil Nadu to Karnataka temporarily suspended. Additional security forces deployed at Attibele border.
11.17 am: If TN requires help we are willing, Home Ministry will put forces on standby. Can't intervene on our own: Kiren Rijiju MoS Home.
11.07 am: Supporters offer special prayers for speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa at Dharavi's Shakthi Vinayakam temple, Mumbai.
11.02 am: Security increased in Coimbatore in view of CM Jayalalithaa's health condition.
10.53 am: Team from AIIMS enroute to Chennai's Apollo hospital.
10.40 am: TN governor informs Rajnath Singh there is no law and order problem in Tamil Nadu.
10.35 am: AIADMK member from Cuddalore district (Gandhi Nagar) died after seeing news about Jayalalithaa's health condition on Sunday night.
10.34 am: Venkaiah Naidu speaks to Governor and Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu and enquires about Jayalalithaa's health condition.
10.30 am: Centre sends special team of doctors to Apollo hospital.
10.17 am: Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan leaves Apollo hospital after enquiring about Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's heath condition.
10.02 am: My father joins me in wishing Mtr Jayalalithaa Sahiba a complete and speedy recovery: Omar Abdullah.
My father joins me in wishing Mtr Jayalalithaa Sahiba a complete & speedy recovery.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) December 5, 2016
9.53 am: US Consulate General in Chennai temporarily suspends appointments for routine services to US citizens and visa applicants today.
9.47 am: We are in regular touch with Apollo hospital and TN Govt; have sent a team from Delhi AIIMS to Chennai: Union Health Minister JP Nadda.
9.40 am: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC) cancelled most of the Chennai-bound buses fearing unpredictable developments.
9.38 am: Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and BJP Rajya Sabha MP La Ganesan reach Apollo hospital in Chennai to enquire about Jayalalithaa's health.
9.08 am: Supporters gather outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where Jayalalithaa is admitted, pray for her speedy recovery.
8.58 am: Deeply saddened by Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest. I pray for her speedy recovery: P Sathasivam, Kerala Governor.
8.35 am: Traffic police block roads leading to Apollo hospital(Greams Road), where Jayalalithaa is admitted, to avoid traffic congestion.
8.14 am: Security heightened at Jayalalithaa's residence at Poes Garden.
8.03 am: Karnataka State Road Transport Corp temporarily stop bus services to TN after an incident of stone pelting near Tiruvannamalai-Latha, KSRTC PRO.
K'taka State Road Transport Corp temporarily stop bus services to Tamil Nadu aftr incident of stone pelting on their bus near Tiruvannamalai pic.twitter.com/XHsWNlC2kw— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2016
7.45 am: CRPF teams put on high alert in view of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest.
7.40 am: Barricading, Police deployment as huge crowd gathers outside Apollo hospital where Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is admitted.