Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was declared dead by Apollo hospital in Chennai where she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday night. Apollo hospital made the announcement late on Monday night. O Panneerselvam took charge as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Seven-day state mourning will be observed from 6 December.
Top political leaders paid tributes to Jayalalithaa, lauding her pro-poor politics and describing her as one of the most iconic Indian politicians. Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to the death of J Jayalalithaa: