RIP Jayalalithaa
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RIP Jayalalithaa! This and more such tributes have been pouring in for former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, who breathed her last at 11:30 pm on Monday, December 5. Many celebrities and politicians throughout the country have been showering respect, calling her one of the most powerful women leaders.

In order to mark its respect for Jayalalithaa, fondly called Amma and Puratchi Thalaivi, the Kerala government has declared that government offices and educational institutions in the state will remain shut on Tuesday. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced the news via his official Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

"Kerala Government has declared today (6.12.2016) as a holiday for public offices and professional colleges to pay tribute to late former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa," according to the social media post [translated from Malayalam] of Pinarayi.

Meanwhile, celebrities and politicians in the state, including Mohanlal, Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Ramesh Chennithala, Manju Warrier, Jayaram, Navya Nair, Aju Varghese, Meera Nandan, Ranjini, Ananyaa, Gopi Sunder, Roopesh Peethambaran, Kalidas Jayaram, Pratap Pothen, Ashwin Kumar, Anupama Parameshwaran, Krishna Prabha, Arya, Madhu Warrier, have also expressed deep condolences. 

Check out celebrity condolences here:


Dulquer Salmaan

Extremely saddened about the passing of the honourable CM Jayalalitha. What an icon and what a life. Chennai will never be the same!

Nivin Pauly

The definition of women empowerment... Most respected lady leader with true grit. You will live forever in our hearts! Huge Respect. Prayers


The Iron Lady of Tamil Nadu is no more..May her soul rest in peace. #RIPAmma

Navya Nair

Thalaivi jayalalitha passed away...
I really admired her as a courageous woman ...
A strong leader... A six times chief minister of Tamil Nadu .. Amma of every tamilians..
may her soul rest in peace...

Aju Varghese

The most respected Lady politician.
I have seen how Chennai city and how safe women are when she rules. Such master examples she made. Huge respect. Prayers

Ahmed Sidhique

To the woman who didn't ask to be treated equal to a man, To the woman who stayed a woman and ruled above men unlike any man before her, To the real Feminist amongst the fakes. To Ms. #Jayalalithaa. God Spede

Pratap Pothen

In memory of a great lady who could have been the best in anything she chose to be ........I have met her only twice....and both the times i was in awe of her ....she.. i can proudly say that here was a woman who stood like colossus in a world of murky politics alone ...."The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
courageous "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." and she created herself and was srtraightforward...."She was a rose that bloomed in adversity and that is the the rarest and most beautiful of all.roses......If i were to say she was the greatest lady i have met...and as you look down on us we will see you as the brightest star in the will be remembered for all time.....I BOW DOWN TO YOU....IN ALL HUMILITY...FOR YOU ARE THE GREATEST

Meera Nandan 

R. I. P. Jayalalitha


We lost a fearless Indian woman; would be remembered for welfare economics & emotion-led leadership. #Jayalalitha #TamilNaduCM

Roopesh Peethambaran

Rest In Peace Puratchi Thalaivi!!

Mohini Christina Srinivasan

We will miss you !!! Rest in peace by the mercy of God !!!

Gopi Sunder

J. Jayalalitha. She was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan. The entire cast & crew would stand up every time the veteran actor walked in, but the Church Park educated, English speaking matriculation state-first Jayalalithaa sat there with her legs crossed, reading her book. It was this audacity that went on to define the rest of her political career. She was well read and witty, she was intelligent and she knew it. She was a white skinned Brahmin in a party that thrived on anti-class rhetoric. Above all, she was a woman trying to ascend to power in 1980s in Tamilnadu. An unmarried, childless woman. In 1989, when she opposed Karunanidhi's presentation of the budget, she was almost disrobed in the legislature. This was in addition to being the recipient of lewd comments and hair pulling. This is probably the highest documented insult that a woman has ever faced in a parliament. Yet she persisted. She came out of that incident more guarded than ever before. She wrapped herself in layers of clothing and stopped wearing any jewelry at all. She succeeded at 'desexualizing' herself and branded herself as 'amma' (mother), the only known way to gain respect in that highly testosterone filled TN environment. Everyone knows her as the person who silences opposition and who creates sycophants who fall at her feet and worship her. This might be the only possible way she could command, consolidate and hold on to the otherwise elusive power. If she was to be any more cordial than this, she might have as well been an airhostess. May her soul in peace .

Poonam Bajwa

My Hearty condolences to the Honorable CM of TamilNadu #Jayalalitha. May Her Soul Rest In Peace!

Ashwin Kkumar


Vinaayak Sasikumar 

The best chief minister I have ever lived under is supposedly no more. To live under her reign was a fortune. End of an era. Well and truly

Anupama Parameshwaram

RIP Amma!!!
#strongest #mostinspirational 


#RIP #Jayalalitha

Sidharth Prabhu