Tamil Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa passed away at 11:30 pm on Monday at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. While her followers are mourning the loss of their beloved leader, Jayalalithaa's loyalist and senior AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam has been sworn as the new Chief Minister of the state.

Here are 18 rare of pictures of Amma that throw light on her life, film and political career.

Jayalalitha was born in an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family in Melukote town in Mysuru district in 1948 |Source: Youtube/Funny Ya

Superstar Sivaji Ganesan was the chief guest for dance Arangetram. In his speech, he urged her to start acting | Source: Youtube/Reel & Real

Congress leader and CM K. Kamaraj greeted Jayalalithaa at a dance recital | Source: Youtube/Funny Ya

She was known for her beauty and versatility as an actor. She had acted in over 300 films | Source:Youtube/Funny Ya

She made her film debut in a Kannada film called 'Chinnada Gombe' at 15 | Source: Youtube/Tv9 Kannada

Jayalalitha with MGR (right), who was not just a co-star but later became her political mentor | Source: Youtube/Funny Ya

She acted with Bollywood star Dharmendra in 'Izzat' | Source: Twitter/‏@Dharmendra_star

MGR-Jayalalithaa's pairing was a superhit. | Source: Youtube/Funny Ya

Jayalalithaa & other AIADMK party workers at MGR's funeral AIADMK party broke into two factions; one supported Jayalalithaa & the other supported MGR's wife Janaki Ramachandran | Source: The Great TamilVideo speeches.

Jayalalithaa with arch rival & DMK leader Karunanidhi. | Source: Youtube/Namma Tamil

Jayalalithaa met Mother Teresa during her visit to Chennai in 1996. Amma called it a "memorable event" in her life. | Source :Youtube/Funny Ya

Jayalalithaa along with her close aide Sasikala Natarajan, who she considered as her "sister" | Source: PTI

Amma honouring the then Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga with a flower bouquet in Chennai on April 7, 2003. Jayalalithaa took a firm stand against LTTE. |Source:AFP

During her first term as the CM, she received a salary of Rs.1 | Source: AFP

Amma's generosity towards followers was great and in turn, they showered her with love and respect | Source: AFP

Amma with her trusted aide O. Panneerselvam | Source:Youtube/NewsGlitz - Next Generation Tamil News Channel

Two of the most powerful Indian women politicians -- Jayalalithaa and Sonia Gandhi. AFP

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Jayalalitha, at the Hindu nationalist's ruling coalition meeting in New Dellhi, 27 March 1999|Source: AFP

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