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Mass grief as Indian political star Jayalalithaa dies

Supporters line up to pay their respects to Jayalalithaa

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Tens of thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of the Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram on Tuesday (December 6) in an emotional farewell to the former movie star who enjoyed almost god-like status in the state of Tamil Nadu. The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa, described by her party as the Iron Lady of India, died late on Monday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest at the weekend following a long period of ill health. Despite being twice jailed over allegations of corruption, the woman known by Tamils simply as Amma, or mother, was a revered figure in her southern fiefdom and one…

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