Jaya or Jayalalithaa Jayaram or simply Jayalilithaa is a famous lead actress from the 1960’s to 1980’s. She is also a politician and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, in office since 2015. Previously she served as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, from 2002 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2014. The beloved of many, former actor and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalithaa has departure away a few moments ago. Her death was the passing of an era of stability. But underneath the surface calm lay a volatile underbelly of politics. May her soul rest in piece.
As news of Ms. Jayalalithaa’s death spread, Chennai succumbed to grief and anarchy- perhaps a glimpse, a brief foretaste of what lies ahead.
Ms. Jayalalithaa was hospitalized following complaints of fever and dehydration more than 2 months back on 22 September. But doctors later said she had an acute lung infection and was on respiratory support, since. Recently, Apollo Hospital in Chennai announced Ms. Jayalalitha’s health was showing gradual progress until she was treated for cardiac arrest on Sunday, December 4.
Ms. Jayalalithaa remained in critical condition after last evening’s cardiac arrest, a statement from Chennai’s Apollo hospital said . The hospital said Ms. Jayalalithaa had an angio procedure and said she continues to be on an extra-corporeal membrane heart assist device or ECMO, a life support system that aids heart and lung functioning, and other life support. Jayalalita has departure in the middle of treatment for cardiac arrest.
Ms.Jayalalithaa appeared in 140 films which include Telugu,Tamil and Kannada. she was considered as one of the most prolific and most versatile actresses having appeared in films of different genres and for performing a wide variety of characters. She was also known for her excellent dancing skills. She is referred to as the queen of Tamil cinema. Jayalalithaa was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). She is popularly referred to as Puratchi Thalaivi, Thanga Gopuram, Thanga Chillai and Thanga Tharagai (Golden Maiden) by her followers.
We will remember veteran actress, politician and more than that a good human being Ms. Jayalalithaa, forever. May her departed soul rest in peace!