CHENNAI: After a long uncertain 75 days in hospital, and a stressed last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, Amma to ample of Tamils and godmother to team of AIADMK, was declared dead near midnight of Monday by Apollo Hospitals. She was 68 years old.
A famous and polific filmstar, Jayalalithaa went ahead to become a four-term and six-time chief minister — she had to resign in 2001 and 2014 after court judgments in corruption cases, however was in this way cleared and re-instated. She is only the second CM in right around 30 years, other than J&K’s Mufti, to pass away with natural causes while still in office.
“It is with indescribable grief we announce the sad demise of our esteemed honorable chief minister of Tamil Nadu Puratchithalavi Amma at 11.30pm today,” final statement from the hospital. The state has declared seven days’ mourning.
Indeed, even as a standing was remaining by at the hospital entryways to take Jayalalithaa’s body to her Poes Garden home Veda Nilayam, AIADMK officials met at the party headquarters to choose back Minister O Panneerselvam as the successor.
Jayalalithaa was taken to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 after she collapsed in of respiratory pain at her Poes Garden home late that night. Starting reports from the hospital said she was suffering with fever and dehydration, and specialists soon diagnosed sepsis, a life threatening disease that spreads in the blood, as the basic reason. Serious treatment gave by a team of specialists succeeded with regards to saving her to a degree.
Exactly when it created the impression that she had overcome worst, she suffered a heart attack around 4pm on Sunday. From that point forward, there was little hope.
The previous 24 hours saw considerable nervousness, strain and instability over the state. While millions spent a restless night and a day with prayers, the AIADMK prepared itself for the inevitability and elected OPS as the governing party leader.
Around 6pm, a couple of Tamil TV channels reported that the chief minister had passed away, sending Jayalalithaa followers into hopelessness and a few hundreds before the Apollo Hospitals into rage. They broke police barriers and threw stones; police resorted on minor force. Sooner, Apollo Hospitals put out an announcement saying Jayalalithaa was still in a coma, constraining the channels to withdraw the news.
At the AIADMK headquarters, the party flags which was at half-pole after the news broke, fluttered high once more.
Shops shuttered down. The specialists, in any case, declined to surrender. She hasn’t woken up after the cardiac arrest,” a doctor told. “But we are hopeful.”
Dr Richard Beale, the in early evening, vehicles went off the roads, and schools, universities and workplaces turned in until tomorrow tensivist who flew in from London a few circumstances to treat Jayalalithaa, said: “Unfortunately and in spite of the progress she had made, her underlying health condition inevitably meant that the risk of further problems always remained …The situation is grave, but I can confirm that everything possible is being done to give her the best chance of surviving this shocking event.” Apollo Hospital Executive director Sangita Reddy tweeted nearby 2.45pm: “Despite our best efforts, our beloved CM remains in a grave situation.” Four Doctors from AIIMS, Delhi were helping Apollo specialists till late at night when the CM stayed in a coma for the heart, lungs and kidneys.