Jayalalithaa's Birthday: Hundreds Get Amma's Name, Face Tattooed On Their Bodies

24/02/2016 2:09 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Supporters of India's former southern Tamil Nadu state chief minister J. Jayalalithaa display her photographs and an arm tattooed with her portrait as they wait outside the Bangalore Central Jail for her release on bail in Bangalore on October 18, 2014. India's top court granted bail October 17 to a powerful south Indian film star-turned-politician jailed last month for corruption, a ruling that sparked jubilation in her home state. Jayalalithaa Jayaram, 66, an ex-film star and a longtime head of Tamil Nadu, was convicted last month of having land, gold and other assets vastly exceeding her income in a case that had dragged on for nearly two decades, and sentenced to four years in jail. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

CHENNAI -- Over 1,000 people tattooed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's picture and name on their forearms to mark the 68th birth anniversary of the AIADMK supremo.

The event was organised by Velachery MLA M K Ashok yesterday, where scores of people stood in long queque to get Jayalalithaa's picture tattooed.

Ashok, who also sports her tattoo, said that the idea came up after people wanted to do a similar gesture to thank Jayalalithaa.

Though 668 persons were expected to participate, a little over 1,000 people turned up at the event, which was attended by senior ministers, including O Panneerselvam, he said.

The volunteers were inked with a picture of Jayalalithaa and 'Amma' in Tamil tattooed on their forearms.

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