Jayalalithaa

Dr J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016 after a prolonged stay in hospital for a variety of ailments. Her end came after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the General Secretary of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) when she breather her last at the age of 68. Popularly referred to as Amma by her supporters, she was serving her sixth term as Chief Minister of the state. Before joining politics she had made a name for herself as an actress. She had worked in close to 140 films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages.
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‘Jayalalithaa – A Journey’ — How a once shy girl became Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma’

What made a once-shy girl to take to the male-dominated world of politics? And just how did a single woman overcome deaths of people close to her, loneliness, humiliation and salacious rumour-mongering to emerge as the undisputed leader of Tamil Nadu?

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Deepa Jayakumar denied entry into Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence

Deepa Jayakumar reached Jayalalithaa’s residence at Poes Garden along with her supporters on Sunday morning and was denied entry.

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Will Rajini, or won’t he

Space has opened up in Tamil Nadu politics for an alternative to the DMK and AIADMK. But screen popularity may not be sufficient for Rajinikanth

Jayalalithaa mausoleum continues to pull crowds amid disarray in AIADMK

Rural people still look upon her as their ‘Amma’ — or mother — and many speak of the several welfare schemes that she launched for their benefit.

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Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate security guard murder: Key suspect killed, another injured

Five police teams were probing the murder of security guard Om Bahadur, whose body was found on April 24.

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On Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary, Panneerselvam reiterates demand for probe into her death

Panneerselvam on Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary: We will take back the party from the hands of the family that Jayalalithaa threw out of Poes Garden

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After two ceremonies and a funeral, can we please move on Tamil Nadu’s sake

In the last two months, Tamil Nadu has dominated the media attention. In the last two months, there have been two swearing in ceremonies, a funeral and a prison sentence; there has been Cyclone Vardah and the Jallikattu fiasco. Perhaps it’s time to finally move on.

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DA case: Sasikala pays tribute at Jaya memorial, will surrender in Bengaluru today

Sasikala will have to serve a little less than four years in jail, as she had earlier spent 21 days in a Bengaluru jail.

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Sasikala convicted in DA case: Key facts about late Jayalalithaa’s closest aide

Being the closest aide of Jayalalithaa, it was she who stood unyielding beside her in the last hours before her death.

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Sasikala convicted in DA case: Timeline of key events in the trial

The disproportionate asset case against Jayalalithaa goes way back to chief ministerial tenure that began in 1991.

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Sasikala convicted by Supreme Court in DA case, asked to surrender immediately

Sasikala convicted by Supreme Court: The court verdict ended the AIADMK general secretary’s bid to become the the chief minister of the state.

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Party work not like making instant Bru coffee, learn from Panneerselvam: Jayalalithaa had once said

Jayalalithaa once spelt out Panneerselvam’s rich political resume at a party function.

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Jayalalithaa corruption case: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict within a week

Jayalalithaa was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in 1996 for allegedly amassing unaccounted wealth.

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Sasikala Natarajan breaks down while addressing party workers, says ‘Amma is my life’

Jayalalithaa, who had an iron grip over the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, held the general secretary post for over two decades.

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Key facts about Sasikala, the Chinnamma of Tamil Nadu

Sasikala’s rise to fame in Tamil Nadu politics owes less to her leadership qualities and more to the enigmatic and yet firm relationship she shared with the late chief minister.