I was asked by a friend of mine to write a eulogy for Dr.J.Jayalalitha, the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, on behalf of her school. As I began to write about her, all i remember was how much i have adored her as an individual and more as a Women. The so called bad side of her political career just vanished from my memory. Thats when it struck me. It is called EPIPHANY! A sudden revelation of something which is a known fact.
I am not a big fan of J’s political life moreover I never had an interest in politics until recently. Though the fact that she is not the best political leader, we the people of Tamilnadu had to chose some repersentative among the two devils and we chose to vote for the lesser of a devil she was. This was the undeniable fact and fate of our political parties. But there was a sudden turmoil in the name of J when she was admitted in Apollo for treatment few months back.
The days rolled into months with no updates of her recovery. And one fine day out of the blue there was an uproar among the media saying J was dead which is followed by the denial of the Apollo chairman and then acknowledging her death by 11.30p.m on 5th December 2016. following her death there were numerous instances which caught the eyes of the common people which demanded answers.
Though being a citizen of India, I myself was not shocked by the fact that her death was a mystery as I felt that there might be a probability of her falling into such tragic situation. But just like the other commoner the thoughts were washed off and I continued with my life. Even though there was no change with my ideas about her, I had an emotional attachment to her and I empathized her as a single women who was raised by a single mother, who also died at an early age leaving her among the unknown crowd of people who were ready to use her whatever ways they can. With no one to shower love I could sense her loneliness and resentment in life which would have made her to have such a huge transition from an innocent little girl to an IronLady of Tamilnadu.
“Life is the sum of your choices” – as per the sayings of Albert Camus, J.Jayalalitha, an epitome of success, who was destined to be the Iron lady of Tamilnadu made a history today with her own choices. A shy and innocent little girl who was destined to be the face of Tamilnadu with a strong charisma which gave her millions of followers irrespective of their age. Beginning her career as an actress, she fought through many hardships to reach her stance as one of the few best politicians India has ever had. Throughout her political career she has made numerous schemes that benefited all class of people and her effective schemes to the students was considered the most valuable. Breaking the political norms, J. Jayalalitha was the one and only one Chief Minister of an Indian state who was re-elected for the fourth time, which shows her stance in the hearts of the people of Tamilnadu. Being a woman, her achievements are towering to the skies and she has been and will be one of the most loved and respected women of India whose footsteps are followed by millions of women followers. She was a true warrior in the political battle who will be ever known by the people of Tamilnadu as both fierce and a pious personality.
Let her soul rest in peace!!!