As Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday night and the Apollo Hospital declared the beloved Amma dead officially, the funeral will be held at 4:30 PM today and the state government announced mourning with schools, offices and the state closing for official business on Tuesday.
The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa were brought to her Poes Garden residence at around 2.30 am on Tuesday and later shifted to the Rajaji Hall for the public to pay homage to their beloved leader. The funeral of Amma will be done at Marina Beach at 4.30 pm near her mentor MGR and Annadurai.
Already exams to be held in several universities have been postponed. A 7-day mourning follows the tragic death of a beloved AIADMK leader. O. Panneerselavan has been sworn-in immeidiately with 31 other ministers immediately.