Condolences from leaders of the country poured in as the death of AIADMK chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa was announced. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi mourned the death, calling her a “great leader” and talking about her connect with the people.
“We lost a great leader today. Women, farmers, fishermen and the marginalised dreamt through her eyes.We will miss Jayalalithaa ji, Amma to millions (sic),” he tweeted.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi also extended her condolences on the death. “Deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Jayalalithaa ji,” she told ANI.
Jayalalithaa breathed her last on Monday at 11:30 pm, according to a bulletin released by Apollo Hospital. She had been undergoing treatment since September and was said to have regained health until she suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday night.