Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away at 68 on Monday, following cardiac failure as she was suffering from prolonged illness, according to Tamil Nadu local news channels.
The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on September 22, she complained of fever, dehydration and congestion and has been under intensive care. She was last seen in public in September.
After suffering from cardiac arrest, she was readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on Sunday, as earlier she was being admitted in the private room. She was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine and various life supporting systems.
She was being monitored by a team of experts including pulmonologists, cardiologists and critical care specialists. Special team of doctors from AIIMS has also been sent to Chennai’s Apollo Hospital.
Jayalalithaa was born on 24 February 1948, and started her political career in year 1982 by joining the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK), which was founded by MG Ramachandran.
She started her career as an actress before entering into politics. She was one of the prominent political leaders and portrayed herself as a powerful lady throughout her journey.
Thousand of Jayalalithaa supporters and lovers were outside Chennai’s Apollo Hospital.
Entire nation was praying for her speedy recovery when people came to know about Amma’s deteriorating health.
But unfortunately she left everyone with weepy eyes. May her soul in rest in peace. She will always be remembered for her diligence and hard work.
Official statement has been announced by the Apollo Hospital on Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s death.