Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa passes away at 68; Here’s how Twitterati reacted

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away late on Monday evening at Apollo Hospitals after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2016 5:32 pm
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-I Extension from Washermanpet to Thiruvottiyur, in Chennai on Saturday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar(PTI7_23_2016_000119A) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa

AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister  J Jayalalithaa has been announced dead by Apollo Hospital on late Monday night. An official statement by Apollo states that she passed away at 11:30 PM on Monday. “It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11:30 Pm today(5.12.16),” states the official press release.

Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalithaa:

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V sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam admi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace.


My deepest condolences to J. Jayalalithaa ji’s loved ones and supporters in Tamilnadu & across India in this hour of grief. Aum Shanti!

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We lost a great leader today.Women,farmers,fishermen &the marginalised dreamt through her eyes.We will miss Jayalalithaa ji,Amma to millions

(2/2) My heartfelt tributes to Jayalalithaa ji – an iconic political figure, who was continually dedicated to the service of the people.

(1/2) Deeply grieved to hear of the unfortunate demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa ji. My heartfelt condolences.

Deeply saddened by the demise of Jayalalithaa Ji; one of the most inspirational women leaders of the country. #Prayers

Jayalalithaa ji was a leader committed to national interest. Void created in Indian politics by her demise not to be filled.#RIPAmma





Deeply saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa ji. I join the Nation in mourning the loss of an icon – a Leader of the masses.




Very sad to hear about Tamilnadu Chief minister Madam Jayalalitha’s demise..a very popular leader for a weaker section ..#RIPAmma

You just had to admire her pluck and her tenacity. #Jayalalithaa was a remarkable woman.

One of the remarkable n charismatic woman in our times,Jayalalitha was one of the most powerful figures in Indian politics.#RIPJayalalithaa

End of a political leader Era, a true leader. We will all miss her presence #Jayalalithaa. Our condolences to her Party leaders &supporters.

I express my heartfelt condolences over the demise of a great leader and iron lady. You will be remembered. #jayalalithaa #Ripamma pic.twitter.com/eYFWFKiJ02

I am saddened at the demise of the Chief minister of TamilNadu Dr. J. Jayalalitha Juan’s I pray god almighty for her soul to rest in peace

Rest in peace honorable CM #jayalalithaa .. Very sad. was hoping you will make it. But God had different plans. U will be remembered forever

An incredible journey comes to end… But she will remain an inspiration always… #RIPAmma #Jayalalithaa

Very few are lived for country..and its amma Jayalalithaa too..Tamil nadu peoples were her family..#proudofuamma

The place left by Jayalalitha will remain blank in.politics and leadership.Hearty condolences. RIP

Rest in peace Jayalalithaa.. u will be respected forever for being such a strong personality always. India needs more women leaders like u.



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  1. S
    service to
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:29 pm
    each one has some flaws without which one must be god.our jaya amma was amma for all the poor and no one magnifies flaws of their mother,it was her life and she had every right to live it the way she wanted.say anything no one can fill her void in our lives.we miss amma a lot.she was a beautiful, powerful, effecient hardworking personality. may her soul rest in peace and any conspiracy reg her death come to light.
    1. S
      service to
      Jan 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm
      munira,please dont use such words for a departed soul.only if u knew the truth u would never have this opinion of our beloved late amma.
      1. S
        Spirit Hawk
        Dec 6, 2016 at 4:04 am
        In death everyone is a Saint.
        1. M
          Dec 5, 2016 at 7:50 pm
          Why do people find time to waste on mortals. She was not any special person, a cheap politician, side-kick of MGR, low moral character person, dubious dealer-wheeler, tax evader, and low-lives are out to read eulogises.
          1. R
            Dec 29, 2016 at 8:58 am
            Mind your words Mr.Munira. You are talking about an eminent leader whose achievements stands tall in the History. She was well educated (fyi, she stood State 1st in Cl XII), a polyglot, an able administrator by highest decree (proved many a times), She was Rich by her own self. She never needed to loot. If there are some hidden sides of her personal life, that is, no one's right to question. Moreover, as rightly pointed out, by Mr.Rajiv, it is irrelevant to comment negative, about a departed soul. She is far far far far better to Sonia, Mehbooba Mufti, Mamata, Mayawati, as a female Leader. As She has mentioned she was a self made Leader, that means, without the background of Family members in Politics.
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