The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi pays tributes to the mortal remains of Ms. J. Jayalalithaa, in Chennai on December 06, 2016.PIB

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday night at Chennai's Apollo Hospital following a cardiac arrest on Sunday. The AIADMK and the hospital authorities confirmed that she breathed her last at 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

Jayalalithaa's body will be kept at Rajaji Hall in Chennai for the public to pay their last respects, following which she will be cremated on Tuesday evening. She will be cremated at the MGR Memorial at Marina Beach in Chennai at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

6:14 p.m. IST: Jayalalithaa buried with full state honours next to mentor MGR.

6:08 p.m. IST: The coffin is being lowered as Jayalalithaa is given the gun salute.

6:03 p.m. IST: Sasikala and her son are performing the last rites. Flowers and sandalwood have also been placed on the coffin. 

5:55 p.m. IST: Rahul Gandhi reaches Marina Beach along with Ghulam Nabi Azad.

5:50 p.m. IST: Venkaiah Naidu, HD Deve Gowda, Panneerselvam and other AIADMK leaders pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa before she is buried.

5:46 p.m. IST: Last rites ceremony of Jayalalithaa begins at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach. The band will play and then she will be given a 21-gun salute. The governor of Tamil Nadu has laid a wreath.

5:28 p.m. IST: Jayalalithaa's mortal remains are brought to MGR Memorial Ground for burial.

5:20 p.m. IST: All MLAs of the AIADMK Party are walking in front of the procession as it turns to Beach Road in Chennai.

5:10 p.m. IST: Lakhs of people mourn the death of Jayalalithaa as her mortal remains are taken to MGR Memorial for burial.

4:50 p.m. IST: Jayalalithaa's body has been put on a cortege decorated with flowers.

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4:39 p.m. IST: Jayalalithaa will be given a 21-gun salute as well.

4:30 p.m. IST: Sasikala and Panneerselvam are on the hearse with Amma's body as the vehicle makes way to MGR Memorial.

4:20 p.m. IST: Jayalalithaa's body is taken to MGR Memorial amid chants of Amma.

4:20 p.m. IST: Sasikala and her family are leaving for MGR memorial site for Amma's last rites.

Her casket is being moved to be taken to MGR Memorial for cremation. The route will take around 30 to 45 minutes. People are shouting slogans.

Jayalalithaa's final journey begins as her body is placed on the hearse.

4:12 p.m. IST: President Pranab Mukherjee and Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Amma at Rajaji Hall.

"BCCI condoles the sad demise of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa," Ajay Shirke, BCCI Secretary said.

4:09 p.m. IST: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has reached Rajaji Hall to pay his respects.

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3:10 p.m. IST: Nirmala Seetharaman met Sasikala Natarajan and paid Jayalalithaa her last respects. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and former PM Deve Gowda are also at Rajaji Hall.

2:59 p.m. IST: DMK leader MK Stalin and former cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth pay tribute to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.

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2:23 p.m. IST: Former PM Manmohan Singh reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his respects to Jayalalithaa.

"I join millions of admirers of Jayalalithaji in mourning her sad and untimely demise. She was a charismatic leader who will be remembered forever as the beloved Amma by the people of Tamil Nadu. She was an outstanding leader who was passionately devoted to the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu," Manmohan Singh said.

2:15 p.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa will always be remembered for her unwavering commitment to the development of the state of Tamil Nadu and its people," K. M. Mammen, chairman and managing director of MRF Limited, said.

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2:01 p.m. IST: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not be able to attend Jayalalithaa's funeral. Her party MPs Derek O'Brien and Kalyan Banerjee will attend the funeral, the Indian Express reported.

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1:42 p.m. IST: PM Modi leaves Rajaji Hall after paying tribute to Jayalalithaa.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have reached Rajaji Hall.

1:35 p.m. IST: PM Modi consoles Panneerselvam and Sasikala who broke down upon meeting him.  He, then, paid tributes to Jayalalithaa and also met all senior leaders of the AIADMK. 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi pays tributes to the mortal remains of Ms. J. Jayalalithaa, in Chennai on December 06, 2016.PIB

Modi is now walking down the stairs as AIADMK workers try to reach out to him and flash the party symbol.

1:31 p.m. IST: PM Modi arrives at Rajaji Hall along with Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao to pay his respects to Jayalalithaa, local media reported. He also meets current TN CM O Panneerselvam and Sasikala who breaks down upo seeing him. 

Modi pays a white floral tribute to Jayalalithaa.

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1:15 p.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa was a people's CM. She was learned and compassionate, godmother for her people. I offer my condolences," Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti

1:14 p.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa was an iron lady, an amazing woman and also a great leader. The connect she had with people was unprecedented. It is a huge loss," Shatrughan Sinha told ANI

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1:08 p.m. IST: Jayanthi Natarajan told Times Now that Jayalalithaa broke all gender stereotypes. "She was a fierce and fearless fighter for the rights of Tamil Nadu. it was difficult to convince her when she made up her mind. She would go to any extent to ensure she succeeded. She had an amazing conenct with the ordinary people of the state, particularly the women," said Natarajan. She added, "Amma had a formidable intellect. She loved to read. She truly excelled at what she was."

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1:01 p.m. IST: President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Chennai from Delhi.

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12:37 p.m. IST: There are over one million people at Rajaji Hall. It has become difficult for the police to control the crowd. PM Modi is expected to reach Rajaji Hall shortly.

12:31 p.m. IST: President Pranab Mukherjee to leave for Chennai from Delhi again after the previous plane carrying him to Chennai developed a technical snag mid-air and had to return to the Capital.

12:10 p.m. IST: Telangana Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and TMC leader Derek O' Brien will also be going to Chennai to pay their respects to Amma. 

Arvind Kejriwal is expected to pay his respects around 12:30 p.m.

12:05 p.m. IST: PM Narendra Modi has reached Chennai where he will pay floral tributes to Jayalalithaa who passed away on Monday due to a cardiac arrest.

12 noon IST: IAF plane carrying President Pranab Mukherjee to Chennai returns to Delhi after developing a technical snag mid-air, the Press Trust of India reported.

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11:48 a.m. IST: Superstar Rajinikanth arrives with his wife Latha, daughter Soundarya and Aishwarya and son-in-law and actor Dhanush at Rajaji Hall to pay his respects to Jayalalithaa. Rajinikanth also met Sasikala Natarajan as well as Venkaiah Naidu.

11:42 a.m. IST: Maharashtra Assembly has also been adjourned for the day after CM Devendra Fadnavis moved a condolence motion over Jayalalithaa's death.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will be going to Chennai to pay his respects.

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11:10 a.m. IST: "Not just Tamil Nadu but entire nation mourns the demise of Jayalalithaa ji. She was a very good administrator... It's a big setback for politics," Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan told reporters.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also condoled the death of Jayalalithaa: "India has lost one of its shining stars. Jayalalithaa ji made her mark both as artist and politician. Deeply sad at her demise."

11:08 a.m. IST: "Deeply saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa ji. India has lost one of its tallest leaders.May her soul rest in eternal peace. Jayalalithaa ji's immense work for poor, marginalised & women will be forever regarded as a great example of public service & an inspiration," Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal mourns the loss.

11:07 a.m. IST: Odisha state assembly has also been adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved a motion in the assembly condoling her death, the Indian Express reported.

11:05 a.m. IST: Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary to Jayalalithaa.

11 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa was a fighter and till the last moment she fought. Deeply sad at demise of Jayalalithaa ji.I knew her for all these years. She first entered into Rajya Sabha when I was leader of the house. All other battles she won, but perhaps everybody has to lose one battle and she has lost that. I pay my respectful homage to her," President Pranab Mukherjee told ANI.

10:56 a.m. IST: Preparation to cremate Jayalalithaa underway at MGR Memorial in Chennai. The deceased leader will be laid to rest beside her mentor and former Tamil Nadu chief minister MGR.

10:52 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She had emerged as an icon in Indian politics. I condole the bereaved," Home Minister Rajnath Singh

10:47 a.m. IST: "It's unfortunate. It's a loss not only for Tamil Nadu politics but also for rest of the country. All of Bihar is in mourning today," Bihar CM Nitish Kumar told reporters.

10:46 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa was the Iron lady of present times, she did a lot of work for Tamil ppl. I condole with bereaved," Malayalam actor Mammootty told ANI.

10:45 a.m. IST: Venkaiah Naidu says that he has lost his own sister, Times Now reported.

10:42 a.m. IST: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav mourns Jayalalithaa's death: "This is a loss for the nation. In today's times, when the country is moving towards dictatorship, we needed a leader like her (Jayalalithaa)."

10:35 a.m. IST: Actors from the Tamil film industry pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa.

10:25 a.m. IST: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach Chennai at 12 noon.

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10:20 a.m. IST: DMK leader MK Stalin also paid tribute to Jayalalithaa - "This is an irreparable loss to the people of Tamil Nadu."

Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao also paid his respects.

10:12 a.m. IST: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will also be leaving for Chennai to attend the deceased leader's last rites.

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10:09 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa was a great leader. She changed the lives of people in Tamil Nadu with welfare schemes which is why she was called 'Amma'," Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

10:08 a.m. IST: Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will adjourn for the day after the obituary as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa.

10:03 a.m. IST: The annual St. Anthony church festival, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday in Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu, has been called off following Jayalalithaa's demise.

9:55 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa will always be remembered for her relentless efforts towards the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu." - Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Company.

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9:48 a.m. IST: "She had great passion for the poor. She broke convention and became an iconic leader is a legend in itself. Modi and she have a great personal equation. Politics didnt create a divide. I always saw a human heart in her... I feel very sorry. I was touched that she chose to be friendly with me," Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

9:44 a.m. IST: Veteran actor Dharmendra also expressed grief over the demise of Jayalalithaa and said that it came as a big shock to Tamil Nadu and the country, Times Now reported. He added that they had worked together before and he would talk to her over the phone every time he went to Chennai. She was very cordial, the actor said.

9:43 a.m. IST: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also be heading to Chennai to pay his last respects.

Rahul Gandhi has reportedly left for Rajaji Hall in Chennai.

9:41 a.m. IST: "Big setback for Tamil Nadu. Jayalalithaa gave many pro-poor programmes, which should be continued in her memory," Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress told ANI.

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9:33 a.m. IST: President Pranab Mukherjee to travel to Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

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9:05 a.m. IST: Jayalalithaa will be cremated at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Marina Beach in Chennai.

8:59 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa's style of politics was hard and uncompromising, which made her a formidable adversary," P Chidambaram was quoted by News18 as saying.

"I express my grief and deep sorrow on the demise of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa. Tamil Nadu state has lost an able administrator and a seasoned politician," Nitin Gadkari wrote on Twitter.

8:53 a.m. IST: Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar declare one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to late Jayalalithaa.

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8:41 a.m. IST:  Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda will attend the last rites in Chennai.

8:38 a.m. IST: PM Modi is likely to leave for Chennai at 9:30 a.m. Other Union Ministers are also heading to Tamil Nadu for Jayalalithaa's last rites.

8:32 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa's death is loss for everybody as she created her own brand 'Amma politics' that connects to poor: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told ANI.

8:30 a.m. IST: "It is tragic. It is painful. She was a woman of dignity and self - respect. We shared a warm personal relationship," Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter.

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8:22 a.m. IST: Jayalalithaa will be accorded state funeral. Flags will be flown at half mast. No ceremonial functions will be organized.

8:17 a.m. IST: The Centre has declared one-day mourning after the demise of Jayalalithaa.

8:16 a.m. IST: Kerala government has declared a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the state.

8:11 a.m. IST: Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan will represent the Central Government at the funeral of Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

7:58 a.m. IST: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is also likely to leave for Chennai later in the day to pay his last respects to the leader.

7:49 a.m. IST: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai after paying homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar at Parliament, ANI reported.

7:40 a.m. IST: "Deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Tamil Nadu CM,Selvi Jayalalithaa. She was a powerful voice for the weaker sections of the society. She always worked for the benefit of the poor and needy. She has left an indelible mark in Tamil Nadu politics with her enduring legacy. Selvi Jayalalithaa was one of the most iconic political figures of India who had an enormous impact on the people of Tamil Nadu. I pay my heartfelt tributes to the departed soul. I also appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to remain calm in this hour of grief," Home Minister Rajnath SIngh wrote on Twitter.

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6:28 a.m. IST: "Jayalalithaa's demise is a big loss to country. She was an able administrator who had conviction & courage. I appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to maintain calm and peace and see that tributes are paid in dignified manner. That is the fitting tribute we can pay to the departing leader," Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu told ANI. He added: "Jayalalithaa will go down in history as a real revolutionary leader. TN people called her 'Amma' because of her pro-poor schemes."

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6:18 a.m. IST: The Tamil Nadu government has declared December 6 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to the late Jayalalithaa.

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