J Jayalalithaa, the female politician, former movie star and chief minister of India’s Tamil Nadu has died.
The politician fondly called the Iron Lady died late Monday after undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for 73 days. She was 68.
Jayalalithaa , who was admitted to hospital on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. With her condition worsening on Monday, she was placed on life support systems.
Born on February 24, 1948, Jayalalithaa entered films when she was 16 years old.