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Sasikala Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala DOB: 18/08/1954

Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala is an Indian politician and business magnate from Tamil Nadu and Indian business person, who was the general secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK). Sasikala was born on 18 August 1954 in Thiruthuraipoondi, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu. She was married to M. Natarajan who was a public relations officer in the Government of Tamil Nadu. She was a close aide of J. Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who headed AIADMK from 1989 until her death in 2016. After Jayalalithaa's death, Sasikala was unanimously elected as the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader by a meeting of all the MLAs in the party on 5 February 2017. She was arrested along with Jayalalithaa on 7 December 1996 and was remanded to judicial custody for 30 days in connection with the Colour TV scam. During Jayalalithaa's three tenures as Chief Minister, Sasikala was alleged to have laundered huge amounts of wealth amassed by Jayalalitha.

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