Jayalalithaa funeral procession: Chennai bids farewell to Amma

 Jayalalithaa funeral procession: Chennai bids farewell to Amma

Security personnel carrying the Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's mortal remains during her funeral procession in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI

Supporters of India's Tamil Nadu state's former Chief Minister, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, seen wrapped in the Indian national flag, gather to pay their last respects 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)

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

Police officials stop the supporters of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa to avoid a stampede outside an auditorium where Jayalalithaa's body has been kept for public viewing 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)

Police officials stop the supporters Jayalalithaa to avoid a stampede outside an auditorium where Jayalalithaa's body has been kept for public viewing in Chennai. AP

Indian army and air force officers carry the body of India's popular politician and former film actress Jayaram Jayalalithaa in a glass casket during her funeral procession in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, died overnight following a heart attack a day earlier. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Indian army and air force officers carry Jayalalithaa's body in a glass casket during her funeral procession in Chennai. AP

Chennai: A sea of crowd during the funeral procession of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI12_6_2016_000235B)

The casket, which was placed at Rajaji Hall, was shifted to a flower-decked gun carriage doubling up as the funeral cortege to be taken to the burial site. PTI

The body of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman is carried during her funeral procession in Chennai, India December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, his counterparts from several states, Governor Vidyasagar Rao, DMK leader M K Stalin and superstar Rajnikanth were among the dignitaries who paid homage. Reuters

People cry as the body of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman is carried during her funeral procession in Chennai, India December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People cry as the body of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman is carried during her funeral procession. Her body was covered with an AIADMK party flag red and white in colour with an image of Dravidian ideologue and former Chief Minister C N Annadurai. Reuters

Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman wait for the vehicle carrying her body during her funeral procession in Chennai, India, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman wait for the vehicle carrying her body during her funeral procession. Her long-time confidante Sasikala Natarajan and the AIADMK supremo's nephew Deepak performed the last rites at the M G Ramachandran Memorial Site. Reuters

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Updated Date: Dec 07, 2016 15:00:16 IST