Jayalalithaa death: PM Narendra Modi to visit Chennai to pay tributes

He will place a wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2016 3:49 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly leave for Chennai to pay floral tributes to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away at a Chennai hospital Monday night.

He will place a wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall.

In a series of tweets Monday night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, said he was “deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.”

WATCH | Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa’s Life Journey

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 the past 75 days.

The 67-year-old leader had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.

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