The rise and fall of Sasikala

Sasikala has been ordered to surrender to the law enforcement authorities immediately to serve the remainder of her four-year jail term. Photograph: AFP

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2017, 06.48 AM (IST)

2017

Supreme Court finds Sasikala guilty in 1996 disproportionate assets case. She is no longer allowed to hold public office.


2017

Panneerselvam 'rebels', says he will not step down.


2017

Panneerselvam forced to resign as chief minister to make way for Sasikala to take over.


2017

After Jayalalithaa's death, her aide Sheela Balakrishnan is reportedly expelled on Sasikala's orders.


2016

After Jayalalithaa's death, her aide Seema Balakrishnan is reportedly expelled on Sasikala's orders.


2016

Sasikala is elected general secretary of the AIADMK. 


2015

Karnataka HC acquits Sasikala and Jayalalithaa. 


2014

A special court pronounces Sasikala and Jaya guilty and sentences them to 4 years in jail. They are soon let out on bail.


2011

Sasikala and her relatives are thrown out of the AIADMK; Sasikala is taken back after she cut ties with her relatives.


1996

Jayalalithaa severs ties with Sasikala, but makes up soon after.


1996

Sasikala and Jayalalithaa jailed for role in alleged colour TV scam.


1996

DMK government directs vigilance department to file FIR against Jaya and others.


1996

Subramanian Swamy accuses Jayalalithaa, her foster son and Sasikala's nephew Sudhakaran, Jaya aide Sasikala, and aide Ilavarasi (Sasikala's sister-in-law) of having disproportionate assets.


1995

Jayalalithaa declares Sasikala's nephew her adopted son, pays for his extravagant wedding.


1989

Several of Sasikala's relatives join the AIADMK.


1988

She moves into Jayalalithaa's house. 


1980

She meets Jayalalithaa. Sasikala's husband is an IAS officer. 


1980

Sasikala is a small business owner, she runs a video cassette library.