‘Farewell Amma’ as Indian political star Jayalalithaa buried


Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid an emotional final farewell on Tuesday (December 6) to Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram as the former movie star who enjoyed god-like status was buried on the shorefront in Chennai. A day after the 68-year-old died following a massive weekend cardiac arrest, huge crowds lined the streets of the city as Jayalalithaa’s coffin was taken to its final resting place. Mourners showered the glass coffin with flowers and clambered onto statues, trees and soft drinks stalls that lined the city’s Marina beach to view the cortege. Television reports put the number of mourners at around…

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