Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa passed away late night on Monday in Apollo Hospital in Chennai. 

She had been on life support since Sunday morning when she suffered a cardiac arrest. Jayalalithaa had been in the hospital since September 22 and the news of her demise comes just days after party sources said that her health was improving.

Amma loyalists and supporters have been thronging the hospital in Chennai since news of her being critical was first confirmed last night, with hysteria increasing as supporters wailed and lamented about Amma’s ill health. 

News of her death spread quickly through Twitter, and the microblogging site, (Jayalalithaa had been trending all day) was instantly full of condolences from all corners of the country. 

Starting from President Pranab Mukherjee…

…to the Prime Minister. 

Several ministers and politicians expressed their condolences too.

Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister

Rajnath Singh, Home Minister 

Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan CM

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM 

Rahul Gandhi, Congress VP 

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM 

Jyotiraditya Scindia, MP 

Sambit Patra, BJP Spokesperson 

ML Khattar, Haryana CM 

Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister 

Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM 

Shashi Tharoor, MP 

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister 

Piyush Goyal, MoS 

Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS

PM Rao, National BJP General Secretary 

BJ Panda, BJD MP 

Sportspersons also expressed their regrets

And of course, actors and others from the film industry posted their condolences on Twitter

Fondly known as Amma, Jayalalithaa was five times CM in Tamil Nadu, and an idol to her followers who revered her with god-like deference. The news of her death has shocked the entire nation. Many more reactions are expected to come in. 

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