AIADMK's evolution

Icons and outsiders

Print edition : January 06, 2017

Chennai, December 24, 1987: Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran lies in state. Jayalalithaa was at the head of the body for the whole of December 24 and 25 from the time the body was brought to the start of the funeral procession. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Sasikala and members of her family next to the body of Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall on December 6. Photo: G. SRIBHARATH

In Chennai on June 5, 2013, O. Paneerselvam, Finance Minister, seeks Jayalalithaa's blessings at the party office. Photo: M. VEDHAN

A poster in Madurai urges Sasikala to follow in the footsteps of Jayalalithaa and carry forward the legacy of leaders such as MGR and C.N. Annadurai. Photo: R. ASHOK

The story of the transformation of MGR’s AIADMK into Jayalalithaa’s, and at least for now Sasikala’s, party.

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