Governor recalls how Jayalalithaa received him at airport

Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday said he was “deeply shocked and grieved” over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Describing her as a “charismatic leader and a people’s Chief Minister”, Rao said she was a symbol of dynamism, bravery and was known for her sharp intellect.

“She was an embodiment of women’s empowerment and filled with indefatigable spirit,” he said.

Recalling how she received him at the Chennai airport on September 2 when he arrived to assume charge as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Rao said “her affectionate gesture and kind words are still fresh in my memory”.

–IANS

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