The filmdom mourned the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away in Chennai after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday at the age of 68. The veteran actor-turned-politician had been admitted to hospital for the last 75 days. Superstar Rajinikanth paid her a rich tribute and described her as India’s brave daughter. “Not just Tamil Nadu but the whole of India lost a brave daughter. May her soul rest in peace,” Rajinikanth tweeted.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan also mourned her loss. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Sad to hear of the passing away of Jayalalithaaji…May her soul rest in peace.” Amitabh Bachchan also wrote that he is “Deeply grieved at the passing of Jayalalita ji .. a strong woman ..”
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Actor Ajith Kumar, who is currently shooting for his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil film in Bulgaria, said the news came to him as a “shock”. In a statement, he said, “She had fought many battles and stood tall among the leaders of our times. I pray to the almighty to give us the strength during this time of grief.”
Recalling her meeting with Jayalalithaa, Trisha wrote on Twitter: “RIP my most favourite person. The throne awaits you on the other side. Truly proud and honoured to have met you.”
Describing Jayalalithaa as one of the bravest women, Shruti Haasan wrote, “TN loses one of its greatest leaders and bravest women. Deeply saddened by this great loss. Words cannot express.”
Calling her a “fighter”, actress Radhikaa Sarath Kumar said the passing away of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has left a void in her. “A people’s person, strong-spirited, classy and a fighter to the end. Leaves a vacuum in people’s heart, but leaves a piece of her in everyone who met her. You inspire all,” Radikaa tweeted.
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Among others who condoled the death of Jayalalithaa, once a reigning queen of Tamil cinema, include Suriya, Dhanush, Gautham Vasudev Menon, R. Parthepan, R. Madhavan and among others.
Read Tamil filmdom’s tributes to J Jayalalithaa here…
T 2463 – Jayalalitha ji the only CM of a State that celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema .. from all regions .. most admirable ! pic.twitter.com/W2pcsVKhYL
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 5, 2016
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) December 5, 2016
Sad to hear of the passing away of Jayalalithaaji…May her soul rest in peace.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 5, 2016
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) December 6, 2016
— Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) December 5, 2016
TN loses one of its greatest leaders and bravest women- deeply saddened by this great loss – words cannot express
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) December 5, 2016
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) December 6, 2016
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 5, 2016
#Jayalalithaa Seeply saddened shocked and moved . Such a Dunamic lady and powerful leader . RIP Amma.. vacuum in TN.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) December 5, 2016
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 5, 2016
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 5, 2016
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) December 5, 2016
— Hansika (@ihansika) December 6, 2016
J Jayalalithaa’s funeral will take place on Tuesday.
(With inputs from IANS)