When matinee idol-turned-political chief M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) breathed his final on December 24, 1987, Tamil Nadu was ready to blow up. MGR handed away due to an enormous cardiac arrest, he was affected by varied illnesses, and on the age of 70 when he handed away, Tamil Nadu was actually burning.
Because the information of the dying of MGR unfold, many individuals immolated themselves, some lower their veins, some drank poison and ultimately, 30 folks dedicated suicide two days after the information of MGR`s passing away got here.
There are data of individuals wailing earlier than his residence and shouting why they have been dwelling if MGR was not alive. Many lower their fingers, some lower their tongue. It was a public frenzy.
Aside from the suicides, 29 folks misplaced their lives in police firing within the days after MGR`s dying.
When MGR`s disciple and successor in AIADMK politics, J. Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai, the identical situation was repeated. Numerous folks gathered close to the hospital hoping that their beloved Chief Minister will stroll out hale and hearty. She spent 75 days within the multi-specialty hospital, the perfect medical doctors arrived from the UK together with knowledgeable medical doctors from India, however she couldn’t be saved.
On December 5, 2016, the matinee idol turned political chief, then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa breathed her final. The Tamil Nadu authorities broke the information after taking all precautions and police have been deployed in any respect important installations.
When the information broke, mobs began wailing and thumping their chests and lots of turned violent. The AIADMK claimed that greater than 300 folks died of shock on listening to the information of Jayalalithaa`s dying and that the occasion paid a compensation of Rs 3,00,000 to the household of every deceased. The occasion mentioned that some dedicated suicide and a few died of cardiac arrest.
Nevertheless unbiased observers mentioned that solely 6 folks dedicated suicide however the figures weren’t clear. When Jayalalithaa was incarcerated in a corruption case, 16 folks had immolated themselves.
When DMK chief and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi handed away on August 8, 2018, it was an identical scene of wailing and chest-thumping and reducing veins. The DMK mentioned that 4 folks immolated themselves after the dying of Karunanidhi however a whole lot of individuals died resulting from shock on listening to the information of his demise.
This development of followers and supporters taking their lives when their heroes cross away has been a phenomenon in Tamil Nadu. Nevertheless, from the passing away of MGR in 1987 to the dying of Karunanidhi in 2018, the folks of Tamil Nadu have apparently turn into extra mature and suicides have come down.
Retired psychology professor R. Perumal informed IANS that “The psychology of sure sections of individuals on this state has been fairly expressive and so they take the acute step of taking their life when an individual whom they adored dies. It was seen when MGR handed away, throughout Jaya`s dying and when Karunanidhi died. The variety of deaths needn’t be taken as a benchmark. The purpose is whether or not the development of individuals taking their lives is constant or not and sadly it’s persevering with. Individuals nonetheless have that urge to kill themselves in solidarity with the chief who handed away.”