In a condolence message the President of India said, "I am extremely sad to learn about the sad demise of Ms. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. PM Narendra Modi tweeted that he was extremely saddened at her demise that had left a huge void in Indian politics.
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 5 декабря 2016 г.
PM Modi hailed her as a mass mass leader in another tweet.
Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 5 декабря 2016 г.
The late leader's mortal remains were kept for a day. Supporters came in large numbers to pay their last respect to her, as also during her funeral procession. However, the situation remained under control.
As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. Jayalalithaa had introduced a number of pro-poor schemes in various fields, including education, food security, provision of safe drinking water, the girl child etc.