Sasikala has been ordered to surrender to the law enforcement authorities immediately to serve the remainder of her four-year jail term. Photograph: (AFP)
Sasikala is a small business owner, she runs a video cassette library.
She meets Jayalalithaa. Sasikala's husband is an IAS officer.
She moves into Jayalalithaa's house.
Several of Sasikala's relatives join the AIADMK.
Jayalalithaa declares Sasikala's nephew her adopted son, pays for his extravagant wedding.
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.
DMK government directs vigilance department to file FIR against Jaya and others.
Sasikala and Jayalalithaa jailed for role in alleged colour TV scam.
Jayalalithaa severs ties with Sasikala, but makes up soon after.
Sasikala and her relatives are thrown out of the AIADMK; Sasikala is taken back after she cut ties with her relatives.
A special court pronounces Sasikala and Jaya guilty and sentences them to 4 years in jail. They are soon let out on bail.
Karnataka HC acquits Sasikala and Jayalalithaa.
Sasikala is elected general secretary of the AIADMK.
After Jayalalithaa's death, her aide Sheela Balakrishnan is reportedly expelled on Sasikala's orders.
Panneerselvam forced to resign as chief minister to make way for Sasikala to take over.
Panneerselvam 'rebels', says he will not step down.
Supreme Court finds Sasikala guilty in 1996 disproportionate assets case. She is no longer allowed to hold public office.