Mrs. Janaki Ramachandran

        

Janaki Ramachandran, born as Vaikom Narayani Janaki (November 30, 1923 May 19, 1996), was an Indian Tamil actress and politician. She was born to Rajagopal Iyer and Narayani Amma in the town of Vaikom in Kerala State. She was a successful actress and starred in more than 25 movies including Velaikari, and Aiyiram Thalaivangiya Aboorva Chintamani. She starred opposite M. G. Ramachandran in many films and later on married him.

When M.G.Ramachandran died in 1987, she succeeded him as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the Leader of the AIADMK  party. Janaki Ramachandran became the Chief minister of the State of Tamil Nadu in January 1988 after her husband's death.

Janaki Ramachandran gifted her property in 275, Avvai Shanmugham Salai (Lloyds Road) in Chennai to house the headquarters of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party in 1986. She gifted property worth crores of Rupees for the establishment of educational and charitable institutions in Tamil Nadu.

 

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