US Ambassador condoles death of Jayalalithaa

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Richard Verma on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

“On behalf of the US, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Jayalalithaa, and the people of Tamil Nadu,” Verma said in a statement.

“Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the US and India,” he said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu during this time of sorrow.”

Jayalalithaa died on Monday night in Chennai after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.