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Jayalalithaa’s body was draped in the Tricolour and has been closed in a glass casket.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2016 5:24 pm
jayalalithaa, jayalalithaa funeral, jaya funeral, amma, amma funeral, amma burial, jayalalithaa burial, amma news, jayalalithaa news, india news AIADMK supporters and party men pay their last respects to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha in Rajaji Hall before her funeral, Chennai. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

The funeral of J Jayalalithaa will take place off Chennai’s Marina beach on Tuesday, where she will be buried next to the memorial of her mentor Dr MGR. The funeral is scheduled for 4.30 pm, the Tamil Nadu government confirmed. Revered by many as ‘Amma’, primarily because of her populist and pro-poor schemes during her reign as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday night after failing to recover from a cardiac arrest she suffered a day earlier. She was 68.

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The four-time chief minister had been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai since September 22. Her mortal remains were brought to her residence in Poes Garden, early Tuesday and at 6 am they were taken to Rajaji Hall where hundreds of thousands have gathered to pay their tributes. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the several noted leaders who visited Rajaji Hall to pay their respects.

The burial site is about 2km away from Rajaji Hall. Jayalalithaa’s body was draped in the Tricolour and has been closed in a glass casket. Giant screens were put up at the burial site for party supporters who have gathered at the funeral venue.

The state has announced a week of mourning while the central government has announced one day of mourning. The Tricolour is flying at half mast across the country today.

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