The 68-year-old leader breathed her last on December 5 at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, after suffering a cardiac arrest. 

 

Within a few hours, AIADMK party workers gathered to the road leading to the hospital. Some cried, others closed their eyes with their hands folded, bending in prayer. 

 

But what does Amma think about all of this over-the-top emotion?

 

A few years ago, Bollywood yesteryear actress Simi Garewal called Jayalalithaa in her chat show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, where she spoke her heart out. 

 

During the interview, Amma shared her thoughts on controlling emotions. Jaya said, " When you are a leader you know how to control your emotions, and you learn not to show them openly." 


She also added, " I keep my emotions to myself; it is not for public display, I have never lost my temper in public, and I have never wept in public."

 

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