Governor K Rosaiah gave oath to Jayalalitha at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Actor Rajinikanth, ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan attended the ceremony.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram commonly referred to as Jayalalithaa, Jaya or Amma (translates to mother in English), is an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1991 to 1996, briefly in 2001, from 2002 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2014, 2015. She had worked as an actress before her entry into politics and appeared in over 120 Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films. She is the general secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). She is popularly referred to as Puratchi Thalaivi (Revolutionary Leader) by her followers.
Jayalalithaa was born on 24 February 1948, at Melukote, in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district, Mysore State (now Karnataka) to Jayaram and Vedavalli in a Tamil speaking Brahmin family. Her grandfather was in the service of the Mysore kingdom as a surgeon, and the prefix ‘Jaya’ (‘the victorious’) was added to the names of various family members to reflect their association with Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar of Mysore. Her mother called her Komalavalli.