06/12/2016 9:43 AM IST | Updated 06/12/2016 10:04 AM IST

Jayalalithaa's Death: PM Modi To Visit Chennai To Pay Last Tributes

Amma's mortal remains are currently placed at Rajaji Hall.

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NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday will leave for Chennai to pay tribute to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away at a Chennai hospital last night.

He will place a floral wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall.

In a series of tweets last night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, said:

Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for the past 75 days.

The 67-year-old leader had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.

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