Amma laid to rest: Burial of #Jayalalithaa completed at #MGRMemorial, #MarinaBeach

Jayalalitha burrial

Chennai, Dec 6, 2016: The burial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa’s Mortal remains is completed at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach (Chennai) today around 6:15 pm.

The close aide of Former CM, Sasikala Natarajan led the rituals of last rites of Amma.

The Mortal remains have been just from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach for final rites. The mortal remains of Amma will be buried at MGR memorial, Marina Beach in Chennai.

 

At least 10 lakhs people, including common public, political leaders, celebrities  and film stars have gathered by afternoon to pay last respects to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday.

The 68-year-old charismatic leader, who was in Apollo Hospitals since September 22, died here at 11.30 p.m. on Monday.

Jayalalithaa’s body was taken to her residence at Poes Garden on Tuesday.

After the performance of the last ceremonial rites as per tradition, her tricolour-draped body was shifted to Rajaji Hall here for people to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

Jayalalithaa’s close confidante Sasikala Natarajan was standing near her body.

Just after President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid homage to the Jayalalithaa, she was moved in the glass box to the Marina Beach.

PM Jayalalitha last rites-min

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in afternoon to pay his last respects to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Modi laid floral wreath on Jayalalithaa’s body and left the gathering.

Former PM Manmohan Singh also reached Rajaji Hall in Chennai in the morning to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

AIADMK MLAs and MPs along with other party officials were present at Rajaji Hall.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, state Congress party President S. Thirunavukarasar, movie star Prabhu, Bharatiya Janata Party leader H. Raja and others paid homage to Jayalalithaa.

“Jayalalithaa is very bold, intelligent and shrewd — three important qualities for a politician. It was she who campaigned throughout the state during the 1984 assembly elections when MGR (AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran) was hospitalised. She was instrumental in the party’s victory in that elections,” Thirunavukarasar told media.

“She was charismatic and able to attract and convince people and secure votes. People saw her as MGR’s political heir. She was an able administrator and knew what is what. Her strength was her boldness,” he said.

 Wefornews Bureau

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