Jayalalithaa’s demise: US Ambassador to India Richard Verma condoles Tamil Nadu CM’s death

Chennai: US Ambassador to India, Richard R Verma, on Tuesday condoled the death of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.

File image of US ambassador to India Richard Verma (right). AFPFile image of US ambassador to India Richard Verma (right). AFP

File image of US ambassador to India Richard Verma (right). AFP

“Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her years of public service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the United States and India. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu during this time of sorrow,” he said in a statement.

Jayalalithaa, hospitalised since 22 September and who had suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, passed away on Monday night at 11.30.

First Published On : Dec 6, 2016 08:09 IST

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Jayalalithaa’s demise: US Ambassador to India Richard Verma condoles Tamil Nadu CM’s death