Sasikala Natarajan

Sasikala Natarajan is the long term political aide of Jayalalithaa and member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Born in Thiruthuraipoondi, Natarajan went on to marry M. Natarajan who was public relations officer in the Tamil Nadu. When her husband lost her job in 1976, she started her own video renting business. She later went on to do video recording of functions as well. In 1980, she was introduced to Jayalalithaa, and she became her official videographer of the latter in all her political and non-political events. Overtime Natarajan and Jayalalithaa developed a close friendship that remained strong till the chief minister\'s death. Sasikala moved into Jayalalithaa\'s house at Poes garden in 1988, soon after MGR\'s death and soon took over as her housekeeper, confidante and poltical aide. She would be seen with Jayalalithaa in all her political rallies and came to be referred as \'chinamma\' (little mother).
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Fissures emerge in Sasikala family as brother, nephew trade barbs

Sasikala’s brother V Dhivakaran has been publicly challenging the leadership of Dhinakaran, calling him ‘power hungry’ and blaming him for Sasikala’s fate.

Both a hero and villain in Tamil Nadu politics, Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan dies

Sasikala, who is serving a sentence in the disproportionate assets case, was granted emergency parole to attend her husband’s funeral on Wednesday at Thanjavur.

Sidelined AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband Natarajan Maruthappa passes away

Sasikala’s husband Natarajan Maruthappa died due to multiple organ failure. It was not immediately known when the final rites will be held as the family anticipates a possible parole for Sasikala.

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SC junks woman’s plea claiming to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter

The woman alleged she was given away in adoption, which her adoptive father revealed on his deathbed.

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I-T searches in dozen places linked to AIADMK leader V K Sasikala

The department searched at least a dozen locations, including AIADMK mouthpiece Jaya TV’s offices, and the office of Namadhu MGR.

VK Sasikala applies for 15-day parole to attend husband Natarajan Maruthappa last rites

Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan undergoes liver, kidney transplant

When asked if Sasikala would stay at Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa if released on parole, Dinakaran said, “Let her come first,” and asked where would the scribe who posed the question wanted Sasikala to put up.

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Karnataka police officer who alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail transferred

In a report submitted to the Home Department and Director General of Police for Prison Department H N Sathyanarayana Rao, Roopa had alleged that the Prison Department officials were providing VIP treatment to V K Sasikala for a bribe of Rs 2 crore.

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O Panneerselvam meets PM Narendra Modi, seeks funds for drought-hit TN

Panneerselvam said the PM Modi assured he would look into farmer issues in the drought-hit state as well.

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50 years after first Dravidian government in Tamil Nadu, here’s a look at history of AIADMK and others

The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement

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Fifth column: Sasikala goes to jail

Sasikala went only after trying to portray herself as a martyr.

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Across the aisle: The rise and fall of the AIADMK

Now, after Jayalalithaa’s death, the AIADMK is poised to undergo another self-destructing transformation.

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EC seeks Sasikala reply to plea against her appointment as AIADMK gen secy

The notice was sent to Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Karnataka where Sasikala is currently imprisoned

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AIADMK vs AIADMK: Now, OPS camp sacks Sasikala and the entire Tamil Nadu cabinet

Tamil Nadu crisis: Now Panneerselvam camp takes on Sasikala, sacks her and the entire Tamil Nadu cabinet that took oath of office on Thursday.

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Tamil Nadu: O Panneerselvam alone for now, AIADMK friends have bigger things in mind

As Edappadi Palaniswami was sworn in as Chief Minister, Panneerselvam’s house came under attack, stoned by men suspected to be supporters of the rival camp.

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Sasikala nominee Palaniswami is new CM, given 15 days to prove majority with him

Palaniswami was administered the oath of office along with 30 ministers in four batches.