jayalalithaChennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa died at a hospital here on Monday night, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was 68.

In a statement issued here, Apollo Hospitals said: “It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 p.m. today (Sunday).”

It is learnt Jayalalithaa’s body will be taken to her residence at Poes Garden first.

Police were deployed in large numbers outside Apollo Hospitals and also at Poes Garden.