Jayalalithaa dead: Family, friends mourn death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister

Family friends of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa adjust a cloth around her face where her body is kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Sasikala Natarajan (first from left) adjusts a cloth around her face where her body is kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai on Tuesday. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died on Monday. She was 68. AP

 

Friends of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa grieve next to her body wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Friends of Jayalalithaa grieve next to her body wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Tuesday. AP

Sasikala Natarajan, left standing, a close friend of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa, wipes her tears next to Jayalalithaa's body wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Union minister Venkaiah Naidu (standing, right) was one of the first Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to arrive at Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay homage to the AIADMK leader on Tuesday. AP

Supporters of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa pay their respects to her body, wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Supporters of Jayalalithaa pay their respects to her body kept for public viewing outside Rajaji Hall in Chennai. The 68-year-old actress-turned-politician died on Monday after cardiac arrest. AP

Body of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa is wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside Rajaji Hall in Chennai. The actress-turned-politican's last rites will take place at 4.30 pm on Tuesday at Marina beach. AP

 

Body of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa is wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Supporters and members of her party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, gathered in huge numbers to pay their homage to Jayalalithaa on Tuesday. AP

A supporter of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa reacts on seeing body of Jayalalithaa wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

A supporter of Jayalalithaa reacts on seeing the body of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside Rajaji Hall in Chenna. AP

A supporter of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa breaks down on seeing body of Jayalalithaa wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Known for her welfare politics, Jayalalithaa was revered by many of her followers and women of Tamil Nadu. AP

Indian policewomen prevent the wailing supporters of India's Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa to come in the way of an ambulance carrying the body of Jayalalithaa outside a hospital in Chennai, India, early Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Indian policewomen prevent a wailing supporter of Jayalalithaa from coming in the way of an ambulance carrying the body of Jayalalithaa outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. Jayalalithaa, who was 68 passed away on Monday at 11.55 pm. AP


Updated Date: Dec 06, 2016 11:18 AM

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