Chennai, Dec 6: Noted industrialist and Chairman and Managing Director of MRF Tyres K M Mammen today condoled the death of J Jayalalithaa saying she has been a formidable Chief Minister and a role model to many leaders.
"ThesState has lost a great leader, a visionary and a beloved friend. She will always be remembered for her unwavering commitment to the development of the State of Tamil Nadu and its people, especially the under-privileged", he said in a statement.
"On the many occasions, I had the privilege to meet her, concerns of the industry were sympathetically heard and initiatives taken to address them.
Under her stewardship, Tamil Nadu remains one of the States were industry has flourished", he said. "We will miss her dynamic presence and leadership and pray that her soul may rest in peace", he said.
Meanwhile, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd Chairman and CEO Mallika Srinivasan condoled the death of Jayalalithaa saying she left an "indelible mark" in the history of Tamil Nadu.
"Puratchithalaivi Jayalalithaa has been one of the most visionary and charismatic leaders of our State. With her compassion, courage and focus on the welfare of women and people of the State, she won millions of hearts and stood tall as a leader of the Tamil people", she said.
"Her dynamism and far-sightedness drew industry and investment to the State. Jayalalithaa has left an indelible mark int he history of Tamil Nadu", she said in a statement.