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Mamata unable to attend Jaya's funeral, sends TMC MPs

"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.

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