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Jayalalithaa to be cremated at 4:30pm today near MGR Samadhi in Chennai

The last rites of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, who died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, will be performed today evening.

India TV Politics Desk, Chennai [ Published on: December 06, 2016 8:03 IST ]
File pic of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa who passed away last
File pic of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa who passed away last night

The last rites of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, who died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, will be performed today evening.

Government sources said that the last rites will be held at 4:30pm near MGR Samadhi at Marina.

Meanwhile, the state government has announced a seven-day State Mourning from Tuesday in view of the demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. 

During the period, the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period.

"State Mourning will be observed for seven days from 6.12.16, during which period the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period," a government notification said.

The government also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state. 

Jayalalithaa, a spinster, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals just before midnight, over 24 hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest that derailed the halting progress she had been making on the health front. 

 

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