Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma’ of everything

Jayalalithaa Jayaraman's own extravagances and scandals could not detract from Brand Amma or the image of a beneficent matriarch loved by her people

December 6, 2016 7:54 PM (UTC+8)
Indian supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram react as they wait to catch a glimpse of her funeral procession in Chennai on December 6, 2016.
Photo: AFP / MANJUNATH KIRAN
Indian supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram react as they wait to catch a glimpse of her funeral procession in Chennai on December 6, 2016. Photo: AFP / MANJUNATH KIRAN