5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan

As they thronged the Rajaji Hall for a final glimpse of their beloved Amma, the legions of fans couldn’t help notice the woman who stood next to the body of Jayalalithaa. Sasikala Natarajan, who stood by the late AIADMK leader through thick and thin, was also the one who performed the last rites before Jayalalithaa was laid to rest Tuesday evening. Watching her through the day, a party MP couldn’t help remark that “the spotlight will now move from Amma to Chinnamma (mother’s younger sister)”. Multiple sources in AIADMK said there were indications that Sasikala could be elected the powerful general secretary of the ruling party. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but it is clear to all that she is back at the helm, wielding clout acquired over the years owing to her proximity to Jayalalithaa.