PM of India condoles the passing away of Selvi J Jayalalithaa

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of Selvi J Jayalalithaa.

“Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.
Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration.  My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief.

May the Almighty grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude. I will always cherish the innumerable occasions when I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaa ji. May her soul rest in peace,” the Prime Minister said.

Jayalalithaa Jayaraman (24 February 1948 – 5 December 2016) was an Indian actor and politician who served five terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016. From 1989 she was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), a Dravidian party from whose leadership she demanded absolute personal loyalty and whose cadre revered her as their Amma (mother) and Puratchi Thalaivi (leader), among other honorifics.

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