"Just got details about funeral timings of dear Amma Jayalalitha. Was very eager to be present but flight availability timings from Kolkata not making it possible," she said in a statement.
"Sending our 2 MPs -- Derek and Kalyan from Delhi on my behalf. RIP," Banerjee said.
Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for 75 days.