J JAYALALITHA DECLARED DEAD IN CHENNAI APOLLO HOSPITAL
Chennai: Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, has been declared dead in a Chennai Apollo Hospital, nearly three months after she was admitted there. She was 68. Jayalalitha is said to have breathed her last at 11.30pm. Apollo Hospitals said in a statement: "It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 p.m. today (Sunday)."
Jayalalithaa's body will be taken to her residence at Poes Garden first. Police were deployed in large numbers outside Apollo Hospitals and also at Poes Garden.
The 68-year-old leader suffered the cardiac arrest hours after AIADMK said that Jayalalithaa will return home “soon” as an AIIMS expert team confirmed she has completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation.