Jayalalithaa - 1948-2016

Jayalalithaa: A life in pictures

From her debut movie 'Vennira Adai'. Though a reluctant actor, she always gave her best every time she faced the camera.
Jayalalithaa after her arrest on corruption charges in Chennai on December 7, 1996.
Being feted by farmers in Madurai on August 22, 2014, for securing the rights of the State on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue.
With Surjit Singh Barnala, A.B.Vajpayee,L.K.Advani, Bansi Lal, Mamata Banerjee, S.Ramadoss, Nitish Kumar and Kushabhau Thackre in New Delhi in 1998.
Jayalalithaa performing puja, along with Sasikala, before taking a dip at the Mahamaham tank in Kumbakonam on February 18, 1992.
Rajya Sabha member Jayalalithaa with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in New Delhi on April 21, 1984.
Jayalalithaa sprinkling scented water on the body of AIADMK founder M.G.Ramachandran as it lay in state in Chennai on December 24, 1987. She refused to budge from the spot till the body was taken away for cremation.
Everyone, from elders to newborns, came under the welfare net of Jayalalithaa's government. Here, she distributes a shawl to an elderly woman, on her way to Salem on March 6, 1993.

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