From Melkote To Marina – Jayalalitha Timeline

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With jayalalitha ill heath in news, please read the brief timeline of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s life in entertainment and government chasing silver screen stardom to political icon status.

February 24, 1948 – It was this day Jayalalithaa was born in Melukote, the then Mysore State of Karnataka, to father Jayaram and mother Vedavalli. Her name comes from her paternal grandmother, Komalavalli as a community’s customs. Later by age one, she had the name Jayalalithaa that called for the houses of her grandparents and which was her living place of Jaya Vilas and Lalitha Vilas.

1950 – Amma’s Appa Jayaram died in this year. CM Amma’s mummy Vedavalli stepped to live with her parents (grand parents of jaya) in Bangalore along with her brother, Jayakumar.

1952 – Jayalalithaa and Jayakumar took shelter at her aunt in Bangalore while her mom Vedavalli headed to Madras (presently chennai) to get a job. Jayalalithaa studied at elite Bishop Cottons Girls School. Vedavalli remained in plays and film acting with the stage name ‘Sandhya’.

1958 – After her aunt getting wedded, Jayalalithaa flown to Madras to have a living with her mother vedavalli. Here in chennai She got admitted in the Sacred Heart Presentation Convent or Church Park excelling in academics, trained in Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam & Kathak.

1964 – Jayaamma first film titled ‘Chinnada Gombe’ was a Kannada language movie as a lead role. While her dream was to become a lawyer she decided to take film industry to support her debt-ridden family.

1965 – Jayalalithaa’s kollywood film debut was blockbuster hit ‘Venniraadai’. Later she accompanied Puratchi thalaivar MG Ramachandran aka MGR for the first time in the flick called ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ which was also the blockbuster film. Later the duo become the evergreen pair star an most talked critical relationship in her life.
1965 – 1980 – During this years Jayalalithaa was at peak in her film’s career. She got listed in the highest-paid actresses in the country and endorsed top brands. Of 140 films released nearly 120 pictures went on as big box officer super duper hit.
1970 – Jayalalithaa fame went falling down with Vaathiyar opted to associate with another leading lady.
1971 – The mother of Jayalalithaa Sandhya passed away.
1973 – Jayalalitha last movie with MGR was ‘Pattikaattu Ponnaiya’, this is when the party DMK was split to launch the AIADMK.
1977 – Jayalalithaa quits film entertainment.
1980 – Jayalalithaa last Tamil movie was ‘Nadhiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal’, however as a star heroine Her last film was the Telugu tollywood flick ‘Nayakudu Vinayakudu’.
1981 – Jayalalithaa brings back love with MGR.
1982 – Jayalalithaa accompanies MGR’s AIADMK to deliver her first political speech at the AIADMK party conference.
1983 – She is appointed as the AIADMK’s propaganda secretary.
1984 – Puratchi thalaivi was elected to the Rajya Sabha, as because Dr. MGR needs her there for her English fluency and knowledge of many languages. She served as a member of the Rajya Sabha until 1989. She turned out to be a main campaigner for the AIADMK as the party wons a landslide poll victory despite MGR being hospitalized. Her increasing prominence irks older hands in the party. Her tryout to be named interim CM also do not went good with MGR.

1986 – MGR sacked Jayalalithaa from every party positions as she formed a parallel political outfit. However, she remained as Rajya Sabha member of the AIAMDK.

1987 – MGR passed away, without any political heir. AIADMK descends into confusion on his legacy. Jayalalithaa challenged with his widow Janaki for party control. The party breaks into 2 big factions, one after each woman,

1989 – The Assembly party witnessed the Jayalalithaa faction took 27 seats to the Janaki faction’s of 2 seats. Janaki remained silent to have the route for Jayalalithaa’s accession to MGR’s legacy. Jayalalithaa crowned as Tamil Nadu’s first woman Leader of Opposition. During the budget program, she was assaulted in the Assembly Hall and a senior DMK leader tried to disrobe her. She promised that she will not come back except as Chief Minister.

1991 – Associated with the Congress, and poured by the sympathy wave after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Jayalalithaa twisted to throne as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the debut time.

1991 – 1996 – Her unfame increased due to her perceived high-handedness, corruption allegations among party cadre and the abundant show of wealth in the marriage of her foster son Sudhakaran, a nephew of her close friend, Sasikala Natarajan.

1996 – AIADMK is routed in the polling. Chasing DMK govt. files a list of corruption cases against her. She was arrested remanded in prison custody in a corruption case, later getting acquitted in 2000. Subramanian Swamy, then the chief of Janata Party sues disproportionate assets case over her in the month of August.

1998 – AIADMK wons eighteen of Tamil Nadu’s thirty nine seats as section of the NDA, and went part of Vajpayee government.

April 1999 – Jayalalithaa was pulled out of the NDA government, amidst rising disagreements on many issues.

October 1999 – AIADMK forming association with the Congress, loses seats. NDA, now comprising Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, victories to rule government.

2000 – Jayalalithaa was convicted in Pleasant Stay Hotel case as well as TANSI Land Acquisition case. Both convictions are took to the higher courts and the matter still pending. Though the conviction remained, the court stopped her from representing the Assembly elections the succeeding year.

May 2001 – AIADMK alliance won Assembly elections, taking 196 of 234 seats. Jayalalithaa chaired in as Chief Minister amidst controversy over the balance results on her convictions in the TANSI & Pleasant Stay Hotel cases.

September 2001 – Supreme Court brings down Jayalalithaa’s appointment as Chief Minister. Her loyalist O Panneerselvam was appointed as CM of Tamil Nadu, a post which he occupied for about 6 months amid accusations of acting as a puppet. During this time, she added a letter ‘a’ at the end of her name for numerological causes.

December 2001 – Court invalidated her convictions of TANSI and Pleasant Stay Hotel cases.

March 2002 – Jayalalithaa designated as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

August 2003 – Jayalalithaa initiated a bold stand against 1 lakh government workers made a strike. She utilized the Tamil Nadu Essential Services Maintenance Act aka TESMA to beat the strike, frightening suspensions and dismissals for those govt, employees who don’t come to work.

November 2003 – Supreme Court relocated the Disproportionate Assets Case against Jayalalithaa to the state of Karnataka, to make sure smooth trial.

May 2004 – AIADMK lost in Lok Sabha elections because of the attribution of anger of government servants and other parts of society.

May 2006 – AIADMK made a triumph of 61 seats and loses Assembly polling to DMK-led alliance including many Tamil Nadu’s political parties by thin vote margin. DMK took the government.

May 2009 – Jayalalithaa seemed as Third Front, was unable to end the DMK-Congress alliance from picking a majority seats for the UPA.

May 2011 – AIADMK-led alliance took the Assembly election 2011, gaining 203 of 234 seats. AIADMK party winning 150 seats to make its government. Her government starts materializing many populist and famous schemes.

May 2014 – AIADMK earned 37 of Tamil Nadu’s 39 seats, turning as 3rd largest party in Lok Sabha, just after Congress’s 44.

September 27, 2014 – Bengaluru-based trial court sentenced amma to 4 years in jail and Rupees One hundred crore in fines. The conviction of the Disproportionate Assets Case made disqualification as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu through the latest passed law. She was jailed at the Parappana Agrahara prison complex. Once more, O Panneerselvam was seated as CM in her place.

October 17, 2014 – After one month in prision, she was granted bail by the authorities of Supreme Court.

May 11, 2015 – This day Jayalalithaa was acquitted of any charges in the Disproportionate Assets Case by the KHC knowing the appeal against the trial court result.

May 23, 2015 – She takes oath to return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

July 2015 – Karnataka govt. head to SC to present the acquittal by the Karnataka High Court.

May 2016 – Struggling the Assembly Polling 2016 by herself, Jayalalithaa makes history by crowning as the 1st Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in thirty two years to be polled back to power. AIADMK gained 134 of the 234 seats to stay in power.

September – October 2016 – Jayalalithaa was hospitalized at Chennai’s Apollo hospital on September 22 for the treatment of “fever & dehydration”. Later she was put on respiratory aid and is diagnoised for lung congestion. United Kingdom Doctors and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi combined the team of specialists from Apollo to make her well.

November 3, 2016 – Apollo Hospitals claimed that Jayalalithaa has fully recovered.

November 19, 2016 – Jayalalithaa was moved out of the ICU.

December 4, 2016 – The AIADMK party said that Jayalalithaa will come home early. However, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister had a cardiac arrest at the same on the same evening.

December 5, 2016 – Our honorable chief minister of tamil nadu selvi j. jayalalitha was declared dead officially by the apollo hospitals officials and the government of tamil nadu.

December 6, 2016 – The funeral of amma took place on 6th december 2016 and was buried at MGR Memorial / Samadhi, Kamarajar Salai, Chennai. Tamil Nadu.

The other alternate names of chief minister of tamil nadu are:

  • ammu
  • jayalalitha
  • komalavalli
  • puratchi thalaivi
  • amma
  • chief minister of tamil nadu
  • thanga chilai
  • thanga tharagai
  • jayalalithaa
  • aiadmk secretary
  • anaithu indhiya anna dravida munnetra kazhagam chief

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