The Tamil film industry paid tributes to turned politician J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away yesterday at the age of 68. Superstar Rajiniknath in his rich tribute to the charismatic leader referred to her as a brave daughter.
With a tweet, the ‘Thailavar’ said not only Tamil Nadu, but India has lost a brave daughter. He added may her soul rest in peace.
Here is his tweet:
For actor Ajith Kumar, the demise of Jayalalithaa came as a shock. The star who is shooting for his yet untitled movie, said in a statement that Jayalalithaa fought many battles in her life and stood tall among the leaders of out times.
“I pray to the almighty to give us the strength during this time of grief,” read his statement.
Recalling her meeting with Jayalalithaa, actress Trisha wrote on Twitter: "RIP my most favourite person. The throne awaits you on the other side. Truly proud and honoured to have met you."
Describing Jayalalithaa as one of the bravest women, actress-singer Shruti Haasan wrote, "TN loses one of its greatest leaders and bravest women. Deeply saddened by this great loss. Words cannot express."
TN loses one of its greatest leaders and bravest women- deeply saddened by this great loss - words cannot express— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) December 5, 2016
Calling her a "fighter", actress Radikaa Sarath Kumar said the passing away of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has left a void in her.
"A people's person, strong-spirited, classy and a fighter to the end. Leaves a vacuum in people's heart, but leaves a piece of her in everyone who met her. You inspire all," Radikaa tweeted.
Among others who condoled the death of Jayalalithaa, once a reigning queen of Tamil cinema, include Gautham Vasudev Menon, R. Parthepan, R. Madhavan, Nakul and Jayam Ravi.
(With IANS Inputs)