Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha died at 68

Wed 7th Dec 2016 03:12:55 PM

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha died at 68

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha died at 68
Jayalalitha, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, leader to many Tamils and called as Amma by millions, died on Monday because of cardiac arrest. She was in Apollo hospital for last 75 days.
Jayalalitha, was admitted to hospital on September 22 because of fever and dehydration, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. She continued to be very critical and was on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and life support systems. And she died at 11:30.
  • 1948: Jayalalitha was born and was given the name “Koamalavalli”.
  • 1951: Her mother moved to Chennai. And she started acting in Movies.
  • 1958: Jayalalitha moved to Chennai and completed her education at Sacred Heart Matriculation School (popularly known as Church Park Presentation Convent or Presentation Church Park Convent). She won gold medal for first in 10th Standard in the State of Tamil Nadu. She was trained in Classical Music, western classical piano, and various forms of classical dance, including Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Kathak. She was fluent in several languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and English.
  • 1961: Acted as a child artist in Kannada- language film Sri Shaila Mahathme.
  • 1964: Made debut in Tamil theatre in a drama named Undersecretary.
  • 1965: Made debut in Tamil cinema in the leading role in Vennira Aadai.
  • 1967: She bought her bungalow, Veda Nilayam, in Poes Gardens for 1.32 lakhs.
  • 1977: Ended her movie career with “Unnai Suttrum Ullagam”
  • 1983: MGR introduced her into politics. MGR made her propaganda secretary for AIADMK. 
  • 1984: MGR wanted her to be a member of the Rajya Sabha because of her fluency in English. Jayalalithaa was nominated and elected to that body in 1984 and retained her seat until 1989.
  • 1991: Became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.
  • 1992: Introduced "Cradle Baby Scheme".
  • 1996: Lost power as Chief Minister after the elections. On December 7, she was arrested in connection with Colour TV Scam. 
  • 2000: he was also convicted in Pleasant Stay hotel case on 3 February 2000 by a trial court to one year imprisonment.
  • 2001: Became Chief Minister for second time. Supreme Court ruled that she could not hold it at the same time as convicted of criminal acts. O.Paneerselvam, a minister in her party was installed as CM.
  • 2003: She again became Chief Minister.
  • 2011: She was sworn as Chief Minister for third time. On 9th December, she expelled her close aide Sasikala Natarajan and her relatives from Poes Garden. On 31st March, Sasikala Natarajan was reinstated as a party member after issuing a written apology.
  • 2014: Jayalalitha was sentenced to four years in jail and fined Rs 100 crore by the Special Court in Bangalore. Jayalalitha's close aide Sasikala Natarajan, her niece Ilavarasi, her nephew and the chief minister's disowned foster son Sudhakaran were also convicted. Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha convicted her to owning assets to the tune of Rs 66.65 crores (which includes 2,000 acres of land, 30 kg of gold and 12,000 saris) disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991–96 when she was chief minister for the first time. She was automatically disqualified from the post of CM and the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu and was the first Indian chief minister to be disqualified. O. Panneerselvam, a minister in her party, succeeded her as the Chief Minister on 29 September 2014. On 17 October 2014, the Supreme Court granted her two months' bail and suspended her sentence.
  • 2015: The acquittal allowed her once again to hold office and on 23 May 2015, Jayalalitha was sworn in] as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time.
  • 2016: Jayalalitha was again elected as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She was the second Chief Minister after MGR to serve consecutive terms as Chief Minister.
  • September 22: She was admitted in Apollo hospital.
  • December 4: she was re-admitted to the critical care unit after suffering a cardiac arrest.
  • December 5: Hospital announced the death of the Chief Minister.
  • December 6: She was buried near the grave of M.G. Ramachandran (Her mentor)
  • After the death of Jayalalitha, O.Paneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister at a sobre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan, along with all the ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet.
After her death many opposed that presence of Sasikala’s relatives (Who were expelled from the party in 2011) near the CM’s body at Rajaji hall. 
“We are not able to understand how they were allowed to be present during the funeral because only Ms.Sasikala, was expelled along with 12 of her family member, was readmitted into the party”, observed a senior AIADMK leader.
It’s still a mystery that what exactly happened inside Apollo hospital and why did not they show even a single picture on former CM. 

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