Kerala declares holiday on Tuesday to mourn Jayalalithaa’s demise

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the 70th Independence Day function at Fort St George in Chennai on Monday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI8_15_2016_000240B)
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The Kerala government declared a holiday on Tuesday to mourn the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. All government offices and educational institutions will remain closed.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India’s most charismatic political leaders, died in Chennai on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in deep grief. She was 68.

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