As soon as the news broke out, the Tamil Nadu government declared a seven-day mourning for the demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during which the national flag on all the government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period.
An order dated December 5 issued by the Public Department here said “the Tamil Nadu government announce with profound regret the demise of the Chief Minister at 11.30 p.m., State Mourning will be observed for seven days from December 6 during which period the National Flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period.”
The government also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state.
Amma will be laid to rest at Marina Beach today alongside her mentor MGR and Annadurai.