India lost its one of the most vibrant and influential politicians on December 5, 2016. She was 68 and was hospitalised for more than 2 months, the cause of her death being a heart attack.
She was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo Hospital where thousands of her supporters had gathered praying for her recovery. But it was not in the luck of the citizens of Tamil Nadu to be able to see their Amma back again. And because of this very reason, extra police had been deployed in the southern states fearing the unrest that can take place among the supporters.
The former film star was so loved and respected that she got to serve the state Tamil Nadu for five times. And in her honour, we hereby would love to bring her complete life journey in front of you.
She was born on February 24, 1948, in the Mandya district of Mysore state(now known as Karnataka). She was just 2-years-old when she lost her father Jayaram. After which, her mother took her along and shifted to Bangalore. Jayalalitha took the training of the classical dance form Bharatnatyam at the age of three.
Her original name was Jayalalitha but an extra ‘a’ was added to the spelling of her name for numerological reasons in the year 2001.
She was a good student
Jayalalitha was an efficient student since her childhood and was very much inclined towards the education. She was very interested in pursuing her career in law. But as her fate was defined, Jayalalithaa started working in the Bollywood movies and now she is referred to as ‘Amma’ due to her methodical politics.
She entered the film industry just at the age of 15 and had become one of the prominent actresses of the Kannada movies.
She was the first Tamil actress who wore a sleeveless blouse because of which her movie was given the ‘A’ certificate. She has done a total of 140 films in about four languages: Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Jayalalithaa has also been awarded the Filmfare Awards thrice.
Her entrance in politics
After seeing a decline in her acting career in the year 1980, she entered politics with M.G. Ramachandran. She was a representative of Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha from 1984-1989. When Ramachandran died, Jayalalitha took over his position in the politics
Chief Minister- Jayalalitha
After winning the trust of people, she became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and was the youngest person to be elected for this position. She has handled the position of the Chief Minister at the terms 1991-1996, 2002-2006 and 2011-2014 and May 23, 2015- December 5, 2016.
Now it has been reported that the position will be taken over by the person by whom she was being preceded and succeeded as well i.e. O. Panneerselvam