Chennai: Jayalalithaa, Amma to millions, passed away at Chennai's Apollo Hospital at 11.30 PM on Monday after waging a grim battle for life since her hospitalisation on September 22.
The mortal remains of Amma have been kept at Chennai's Rajaji Hall for the public to pay their last respects.
Here's chronology of major milestones in the four-decade political career of 'puratchi thalaivi' Jayalalithaa:-
June 24, 1991: Sworn in Chief Minister for the first time after she leads AIADMK to a huge win in assembly elections.
May, 1996: Amidst charges of corruption during its rule, AIADMK loses in the assembly elections. DMK returns to power.
July 11: Then Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy files private complaint in a court accusing Jayalalithaa of amassing wealth worth Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991 to 1996.
Dec 7: Jayalalithaa arrested. Charges of corruption, including accumulation of disproportionate assets, follows.
April, 1997: DMK Government sets up three special courts to try 47 corruption cases against Jayalalithaa, her former cabinet colleagues and others.
1997: Prosecution launched against Jayalalithaa, her close friend Sasikala and two others in a Chennai Court in DA case.
June 4, 1997: Charge-sheeted in DA case.
1999: Discharged in coal import deal case by special court; Upheld by Madras High Court.
February 2, 2000: Special court convicts her in Pleasant Stay Hotel case related to permission granted for construction allegedly flouting rules.
October, 2000: A special court in Chennai convicts Jayalalithaa in TANSI land deal case.
May 14, 2001: Jayalalithaa leads AIADMK to landslide win in assembly elections; Sworn in Chief Minister though she was disqualified to contest elections.
September 21, 2001: Jayalalithaa unseated as CM after Supreme Court quashes her appointment as she was disqualified to contest polls due to TANSI case conviction.
December 4: Madras High Court acquits Jayalalithaa in the TANSI case and Pleasant Stay Hotel case.
Feb 21, 2002: Jayalalithaa elected to Assembly in a bypoll from Andipatti constituency.
March 2: Jayalalithaa sworn in Chief Minister.
November 18, 2003: On a petition by DMK, Supreme Court transfers the trial in DA case to Bengaluru.
November 24: Supreme Court upholds Jayalalithaa's acquittal in TANSI case
January 23, 2004: Acquitted by a special court in the Rs 28.28 crore SPIC disinvestment case.
May 11, 2006: AIADMK loses in assembly elections, DMK returns to power.
May 16, 2011: Jayalalithaa leads AIADMK to victory in assembly polls; sworn in as Chief Minister.
October/November 2011: Jayalalithaa deposes in Bengaluru Special Court in DA case and answers 1,339 questions by judge.
September 27, 2014: The Special Court holds Jayalalithaa and three others guilty of corruption, awards four years' jail term to each, slaps Rs 100 crore fine on her, Rs 10 crore each on three other accused.
Jayalalithaa unseated as Chief Minister after she attracts disqualification as an MLA due to the conviction.
October 18, 2014 : Jayalalithaa granted bail by Supreme Court, released from Bengaluru jail after spending 21 days.
May 11, 2015: Karnataka High Court acquits Jayalaithaa.
May 22: Jayalalithaa elected leader of AIADMK legislature party.
May 23: Sworn in as Chief Minister for fifth time.
May 19, 2016 Leads AIADMK to a record consecutive win in assembly elections.
Sep 22: Admitted to Apollo Hospitals with complaints of fever and dehydration.
Oct 2: Hospital says CM being treated for infection, improving.
Oct 21: Hospital says Jayalalithaa interacting.
Nov 4: Hospital Chairman P C Reddy says Jayalalithaa "completely recovered"; She has to decide when to go home.
Nov 12: Apollo says Jaya needs recuperation, no date fixed for discharge.
Nov 13: In her first direct communication since her hospitalisation, Jayalalithaa says she has taken 'rebirth' because of people's prayers; Urges them to vote for AIADMK in the November 19 bypolls to three assembly constituencies.
Nov 19: CM shifted to private room from Critical Care Unit.
Nov 22: Jayalalithaa thanks voters for electing her party candidates in polls.
Nov 25: PC Reddy says Jayalalithaa speaking using tracheostomy tube valve.
Dec 4: AIADMK says AIIMS expert team confirms Jayalalithaa has recovered completely.
Dec 4: Jayalalithaa suffers massive cardiac arrest; put on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device.
Dec 5: Jayalalithaa passes away at 11.30 PM.