India’s Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa dies in hospital

The hospital administration has said she died while on admission and stated that she died of fever of Acute Respiratory Infections.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed on while on admission at Apollo Hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The hospital administration has released a press release confirming her death and stated that she died of Acute Respiratory infections.

Ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said party supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was “very well” and would return home soon, even as scores of party workers continue to hold mass prayer sessions for her speedy recovery.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

Later on, the hospital had said she was being treated for infection with respiratory support among others.

AIADMK party workers assembled around the hospital premises but were asked by their leaders to stay calm and leave the area to avoid commotion.

Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, commonly referred to as Amma by members in her party and by people from Tamil Nadu; also called as Jayalalitha, or Jaya, is an Indian politician and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, in office since 2015.