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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5 during her term as Chief Minister and after her death, Panneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalithaa is not the first Chief Minister to die during her tenure, here is a look at 15 others:

1. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Jammu & Kashmir (January 7, ...

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died after a prolonged illness, plunging state into a 3 month period of uncertainty before next CM.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

2. Dorjee Khandu, Arunachal Pradesh (April 30, 2011)

Dorjee Khandu

Dorjee Khandu was killed in a helicopter crash, next CM was found soon after.

Dorjee Khandu

3. YSR Reddy, Andhra Pradesh (September 2, 2009)

YSR Reddy

YSR Reddy died in a helicopter crash during his second term as CM, and the senior most Congress leader at the time was sworn in as his successor.

YSR Reddy

4. Beant Singh, Punjab (August 31, 1995)

Beant Singh

A suicide blast by terrorist group Babbar Khalsa killed Beant Singh, then a senior Congress leader was sworn in.

Beant Singh

5. Chimanbhai Patel, Gujarat (February 17, 1994)

Chimanbhai Patel

Chimanbhai Patel died due to heart failure.

Chimanbhai Patel

6. MG Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu (December 24, 1987)

MG Ramachandran

MG Ramachandran’s death during his tenure as CM triggered a power tussle in AIADMK.

MG Ramachandran

7. Sheikh Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir (September 8, 1982)

Sheikh Abdullah

Sheikh Abdullah health was critical for months before he passed away.

Sheikh Abdullah

8. Barkatullah Khan, Rajasthan (October 11, 1973)

Barkatullah Khan

Barkatullah Khan died from a heart attack two years into his term.

Barkatullah Khan

9. Dayanand Bandodkar, Goa (August 12, 1973)

Dayanand Bandodkar

Dayanand Bandodkar held the office of CM for 3 consecutive terms until his death.

Dayanand Bandodkar

10. CN Annadurai (February 3, 1969)

CN Annadurai

CN Annadurai died from cancer two years into his term as CM.

CN Annadurai

11. Marotrao Kannamwar, Maharashtra (November 24, 1963)

Marotrao Kannamwar

Marotrao Kannamwar died a year after being re-eleceted.

Marotrao Kannamwar

12. Bidhan Chandra Roy, West Bengal (July 1, 1962)

Bidhan Chandra Roy

Bidhan Chandra Roy was CM for 14 years until his death.

Bidhan Chandra Roy

13. Sri Krishna Singh, Bihar (January 31, 1961)

Sri Krishna Singh

Sri Krishna Singh carried out multiple terms as CM before his death.

Sri Krishna Singh

14. Ravishankar Shukla, Madhya Pradesh (December 31, 1956)

Ravishankar Shukla

Ravishankar Shukla died in less than 2 months after becoming CM.

Ravishankar Shukla

15. Gopinath Bordoloi, Assam (August 6, 1950)

Gopinath Bordoloi

Gopinath Bordoloi was CM for only a short period before his death

Gopinath Bordoloi