The likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav flew down to pay their last tributes. People from all over the world tweeted out their condolences :
The road from Chepauk stadium to Marina Beach was lined with AIADMK flags and flowers that so quintessentially define the spirit of Tamil Nadu. Amma was buried next to her idol MG Ramachandran who introduced her to the world of politics back in the day. There was top security near the burial ground and no media except Doordarshan and Jaya TV was allowed inside although, the happenings were telecasted on two huge screens outside for the people to watch.
When the tributes had been paid at Rajaji Hall and her magnificent convoy led by Sasikala passed the Beach Road, a deafening wail of “AMMA” echoed all along Marina and along the whole of Tamil Nadu. People broke all barriers crying out her name aloud to see her just once more.
Her last rites were carried out by Sasikala and some of her closest allies and finally, the army gave her a 21 gun salute which was reverberated by cheers by the masses outside who had successfully occupied every inch of the road, the nearby buildings and even statues.
The state observed 7 days of mourning from December 5. Schools, offices, colleges remained shut for 7 days while shops remained completely shut for at least 2 days.