All flags will fly half-mast for late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who died in Chennai late on Monday night. Her mortal remains have been placed at the Rajaji hall in Chennai for public homage.

After fighting a 74-day battle for life, she breathed her last at the Apollo Hospital on Monday. The 68-year-old leader died 24 hours after suffering a cardiac arrest. Her last rites will be performed on Tuesday around 4:30pm at Marina Beach.

The Tamil Nadu government has declared a seven-day mourning. Schools and colleges in the state will be closed for three days.

Senior party leader and Jaya’s close aide O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the new Chief Minister, shortly after 1am on Tuesday. Thirty-one ministers were also sworn in with him.

Here are the latest updates on the late AIADMK’s chief’s last journey:

-Jayalalithaa was buried with full military honours at Marina beach in Chennai next to her mentor MGR’s memorial site.

-Jayalalithaa’s body being taken to Marina beach for her last rites. Millions have gathered near the beach.

-President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Jayalalithaa.

-Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reaches Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa.

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reached Chennai and paid his last respects to Jayalalithaa.

-Jayalalithaa’s Izzat co-star, Dharmendra expresses pain over her demise.

– Technical problem fixed, President Pranab Mukherjee departs for Chennai again to pay homage to late Jayalalithaa.

-An IAF plane carrying President Pranab Mukherjee to Chennai had to Delhi after facing a technical snag.

-Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after Obituary reference to Jayalalithaa.


– Rajya Sabha will adjourn for the day after obituary as a mark of respect for Jayalalitha.

– President Pranab Mukherjee will travel to Chennai today to pay last respects to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

– Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Chennai to pay last respects to the deceased leader.

– Political leaders across the country mourn Jaya’s death

– Draped in tricolour, Jayalalithaa’s body has been kept at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.

– The Centre has declared a national mourning on Tuesday. All flags will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect for the late leader.

– Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan will represent the Central Govt at the funeral of #Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

– After paying homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar at Parliament House, PM Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa.

-Apollo hospital confirmed that Jayalalithaa breath her last at 11:30pm on Monday and died due to cardiac arrest.