Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, one of the iconic leader of Indian politics, passed away yesterday after a 74 day battle at the Apollo Hospitals. She will be laid to rest near her mentor MGR's memorial in Kamaraj Salai. A massive shock to the people of Tamil Nadu, the state has come to a standstill ever since the news broke. Followers and party members have been thronging the Rajaji Hall premises since morning, where her body has been kept for public viewing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and 20 more CMs of different states of India are expected to pay homage for the 'Iron Lady of Tamil Nadu'.