Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa died at Chennai Apollo Hospital yesterday.
The hospital said in a statement, “Despite our best efforts the Honourable Chief Minister’s underlying conditions rendered her unable to recover and she passed away at 11:30 pm.”
The Tamil Nadu government has announced a seven-day State mourning starting from today due to the unfortunate demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The National flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast during the mourning period.
Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao said in a statement, no official entertainment will also be held during this period.
The statement said, “The government of Tamil Nadu announce with profound regret, the demise of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at 11.30 PM on Monday, December 5, 2016. 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”.
The government also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state.