Ex-rep dies while paying last respects


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 15 Dec 2016

A FORMER member of the legislative assembly in Tamil Nadu stunned bystanders when he fainted and died while paying his last respects to the late chief minister, Tamil Nesan reported.

He was opening a free medical camp at a school and was throwing some flowers on a framed photo of J. Jayalalithaa who died on Dec 5 when he suddenly collapsed.

Bystanders rushed him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, at least 1,000 people shaved their heads at the MGR memorial in Chennai where Jayalalithaa was buried.

Usually, Hindus would shave their heads as part of the mourning ritual when a close family member passed away.

Over the weekend, the entire memorial area resembled a mini temple with thousands of people queuing up to pay their respects to Jayalalithaa who died at the age of 68 after a cardiac arrest.

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