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Jaya to Mufti Sayeed: The 17 leaders who died as chief ministers

In her death too, J Jayalalithaa touched another common chord with her mentor, MG Ramachandran. Both chief ministers passed away while in office. As she breathed her last in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on Monday, Jayalalithaa became the third CM from her state to die while in power.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2016 18:55 IST
HT Correspondent
An AIADMK supporters show a photo of Jayalalithaa and her mentor MGR -- both of them died while in office --- in Chennai on December 07.
An AIADMK supporters show a photo of Jayalalithaa and her mentor MGR -- both of them died while in office --- in Chennai on December 07. (Vanne Srinivasulu /HT Photo)

In her death too, J Jayalalithaa touched another common chord with her mentor, MG Ramachandran. Both chief ministers passed away while in office. As she breathed her last in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on Monday, Jayalalithaa became the third CM from her state to die while in power. Both MGR and his mentor CN Annadurai, who formed the DMK, died in the same situation. After MGR passed away, there was a fierce tussle within the AIADMK over his legacy. MGR’s wife, Janaki Ramachandran, succeeded him and became chief minister.

17 CMs WHO DIED WHILE IN OFFICE



GOPINATH BORDOLOI
Assam
Died: 5 August 1950
RAVISHANKAR SHUKLA
Madhya Pradesh
Died: 31 December 1956
SRI KRISHNA SINHA
Bihar
Died: 31 January 1961
BIDHAN CHANDRA ROY
West Bengal
Died: 1 July 1962
MAROTRAO KANNAMWAR
Maharashtra
Died: 24 November 1963
CN ANNADURAI
Tamil Nadu
Died: 3 February 1969
GHULAM MOHD. SADIQ
Jammu & Kashmir
Died: 12 December 1971
DAYANAND BANDODKAR
Goa
Died: 12 August 1973
BARKATULLAH KHAN
Rajasthan
Died: 11 October 1973
SHEIKH ABDULLAH
Jammu and Kashmir
Died: 8 September 1982
MG RAMACHANDRAN
Tamil Nadu
Died: 24 December 1987
CHIMANBHAI PATEL
Gujarat
Died: 17 February 1994
BEANT SINGH
Punjab
Died: 31 August 1995
YS RAJASHEKHAR REDDY
Andhra Pradesh
Died: 2 September 2009
DORJEE KHANDU
Arunachal Pradesh
Died: 30 April 2011
MUFTI MOHD. SAYEED
Jammu & Kashmir
Died: 7 January 2016