Her political journey has been an intriguing one. It is believed that she was introduced to politics by former Tamil Nadu chief minister and the then AIADMK supremo M. G Ramachandaran who was an actor director turned politician himself. Jayalalithaa and MGR had worked together in many films.
Soon after the death of MGR, Jayalalithaa took over his legacy and party, and became his political successor.
Here are some rare pictures from Jayalalithaa's life.
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