The Iron Lady Of Tamil Nadu – Jayalalithaa


Great icons who shaped the way society is today can be found in history’s pages. Many people have broken down social taboos and emerged from the other side.

A woman taking over a high-ranking government in a predominantly male-dominated country like India is a watershed moment in history. Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is one of these Iron Ladies.

Jayalalithaa, who began her career as an actress before moving into politics, has proven to be a fiery symbol in Tamil Nadu’s history. J Jayalalithaa was born in the Mandya district of Mysore state, which is now known as Karnataka, on February 24, 1948. In her earlship, she was raised with the help of her grandparents and her mother’s sister.

Jayalalithaa excelled in her academics while growing up under the tutelage of her grandparents and mother’s sister. It’s incredible to read that she got a Gold State Award for coming first in Tamil Nadu’s 10th grade.

She spoke multiple languages fluently, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, and English.

When we look at Jayalalithaa’s political career, we can see that she experienced both highs and lows. She served as Tamil Nadu’s 11th, 14th, 16th, 18th, and 19th chief ministers. She was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu when she died, and she was the only woman to hold the position for such a long time. She was also the AIADMK’s General Secretary (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam).

Jayalalithaa was taken to Apollo Hospitals after contracting an infection. On December 5, 2016, Jayalalithaa was declared dead after a 75-day struggle.

She resembles the mythical Phoenix bird. Every time the world believed she was gone, she came back stronger than before. I want she could resurrect like a Phoenix, casting off the trials that God has placed before her and focusing on realising her dreams and visions.

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