Chief Editor Pays Homage to Jayalalithaa
The Chief Editor of Asian Tribune visited the MGR Memorial, off Marina Beach, Chennai, to pay homage to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, laid to rest next to her mentor Dr. M.G.Ramachandran.
The Asian Tribune Chief Editor K.T.Rajasingham was one of the first Sri Lankan celebrities to pay homage to the former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Rajasingham stated that he also mourned the loss of Srinivasa Iyer, also known as "Cho" Ramaswamy (one of Editor’s best friends) at the same time TN people were mourning demise of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyalalithaa.
Cho was a reputed Indian actor, editor, political satirist, playwright, dialogue writer, film director and lawyer in Tamil Nadu.
He said that he was acquainted with Cho, for well over 25 years and it was Cho who introduced Editor Rajasingham personally to late CM J Jayalalithaa, at her Poes Garden residence, in Chennai.
“When I was at MGR memorial on the 14th of this month; I saw thousands of people from all over India, staying patiently in queue for hours, to march past the burial spot and to pay their last respect to their departed ‘Amma “ said Rajasingham.
“I was in the Independent square in Colombo in 1973, when late Dudley Senanayake was cremated –listening to J.R.Jayawardena’s fitting farewell message, “Good night sweet prince.” He added Jayalalithaa’s funeral ceremony was incomparable millions of people were thronging, also shown in live telecasts of her last journey and burial.
Jayalalithaa was laid to rest at Marina beach in Chennai. Jayalalithaa was buried next to the memorial of Dr MGR, her mentor, off Marina beach. Her body was taken to the burial site in a glass casket, with millions of followers gathered along the route to pay their final respects.
Her mortal remains were placed in coffin made of sandalwood. Her close aide Sashikala performed the last rites before her body was lowered.
Jayalalithaa made her final journey — a two kilometers route — to Marina beach, where the last rites were be performed.
Rajasingham said " I was there and paid floral tribute and offered my prayers for her soul to rest in peace.”
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