Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai on Tuesday to pay his last respects to chief minister Jayalalithaa who passed away last night. Clad in a white kurta and trousers, Modi was received at the airport by Governor Vidyasagar Rao.
The Prime Minister later boarded a helicopter to INS Adayar en route to Rajaji Hall, where Jayalalithaa’s body is lying in state.
In a series of tweets last night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, had said that he was “deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.”
Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for 75 days.
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The 67-year-old leader had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.