Indian Air Force plane carrying president to Chennai returns to Delhi after mid-air snag

Indian Air Force plane carrying president to Chennai returns to Delhi after mid-air snag
# 06 December 2016 11:03 (UTC +04:00)

Baku - APA. An Indian Air Force plane carrying President Pranab Mukherjee for the state funeral to be accorded to J Jayalalithaa in Chennai today had to return to New Delhi after it developed technical snag mid-air, India Today reported.


Jayalalithaa's funeral will be held at Chennai's Marina Beach at 4.30 pm today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of other dignitaries will be attending the funeral.


Earlier, expressing his grief at Jayalalithaa's death, President Mukherjee had said, "Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Ms. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu."


"One of India's most charismatic and popular leaders, Ms. Jayalalithaa was a visionary and able administrator. Her life was dedicated to the socio-economic transformation of Tamil Nadu and its people," the President said.


"In her passing away, the nation has lost an icon who was loved and admired by millions. Her contribution to the progress and development of Tamil Nadu will be long remembered," he said.

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