Sasikala Natarajan is all set to become the General Secretary of AIADMK, a post fell vacant by the death of her friend J. Jayalalitha. She is one of the most hated political figures of contemporary Tamil Nadu. It is nothing short of a paradox that such a hated personality is going to take the place of one of the most loved personalities of Tamil Nadu after MGR.
Sasikala has remained an enigma. The more people try to understand, the more illusion it feels.
Profile of Sasikala Natarajan
Sasikala was born on 29th January, 1956 in Thiruthuraipoondi, Tamil Nadu. Her family later moved to Mannargudi. She belongs to a Kellar family. Her parents were Vivekanandanam and Krishnaveni.
There is no information available anywhere about the educational qualification of Sasikala. However, she has done graduation from somewhere after which she got married to Natarajan.
Sasikala’s husband Natarajan is a shrewd man. He can befriend any person easily howsoever powerful that person might be. It was he who is said to be used Sasikala as a long term plan to garner power in Tamil Nadu. Natarajan was a simple Public Relation Officer working with IAS officer V S Chandralekha. He convinced the IAS officer to fix a meeting between Jayalalitha and Sasikala. Mr. Chnadralekha did the same and from then there is no looking back for Sasikala and her family. Sasikala who used to run a small business of video renting suddenly became second most powerful lady of Tamil Nadu.
Jayalalitha used to trust Sasikala more than anyone. She had even gone to the extent of adopting Sasikala’s nephew Sudhakaran and arranging a lavish marriage for him. That marriage had become an Achilles heel for her and Income Tax raids followed.
Sasikala is going to inherit all properties of Jayalalitha. She has already befriended Jayalalitha nephew Deepak Jayakumar and thrown out niece Deepa Jayakumar in an interesting turn of events.
Daugther of Sasikala
Sasikala’s daughter Prabhavati is also in news for wrong reasons. Her husband name is Sivakumar who is alleged to have secretly acquired Luxe Cinema in Chennai.