Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa passed away late Monday evening at Apollo Hospitals after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.
She breathed her last at 11:30 pm and it was confirmed by the hospital management.
Jayalalithaa’s body will be taken to her residence, Poes Garden tonight.
She was admitted to Apollo Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest yesterday was on life support.
Jayalalithaa’s demise came as a big setback for her supporters who had been waiting for her to recover from her earlier illness and return to office. The death has left a huge vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics.
Born in 1948, Jayalalithaa started her career as an actress in South Indian films. In 1982, she joined the AIADMK, which was founded by her mentor MG Ramachandran. She first became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in 1991. She has ruled the state for over 15 years.