Jayalalithaa Death followed by Another 470 Deaths


Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Five days ago chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa died in Apollo hospital and her death is suggested as causing shock death of almost 470 people. She passed away on the night of December 5 following a cardiac arrest and after having been admitted in hospital for over 10 weeks. AIADMK is an Indian political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. It is currently in power in Tamil Nadu and is the third largest party in the Indian Parliament. AIADMK was led by J. Jayalalithaa, who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on several occasions.

Jayalalithaa Jayaram (J. Jayalalithaa) was an Indian politician and the last Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She was a member and the General Secretary of the AIADMK and the second woman Chief Minister of the state after Janaki Ramachandran. The actor turned politician was known for her acting; she has acted in approximately 140 Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films before joining politics.

On Sunday, the AIADMK party revealed a list of 470 people and 190 people are listed by name. According to AIADMK officials it is the list of people who died of shock over the death of their beloved leader Jayalalithaa. The list was issued along with a statement announcing relief of Rs 3 lakh each as compensation to the families of the deceased.

The party had earlier said that 77 people had died of shock over Amma's death and had announced the same amount of money as compensation to the families of the people who died. At least six people in Tamil Nadu had committed suicide over Jayalalithaa's death. Soon after the death of Jayalalithaa the party announced Rs 50,000 for one person who allegedly attempted suicide and another who had cut his finger after hearing about Amma’s death. The party has also announced Rs 50,000 for medical treatment of four people who attempted suicide.

Jayalalithaa was a much respected figure by the people and has been buried with full state honors at MGR Memorial in Chennai, which was built in memory of her political mentor MGR. Jayalalithaa era in India lasted from 1991 to 2016.

Photo Credits: The New India Express

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