Chennai, Dec 8: Jayalalithaa hated the coffee at the Apollo Hospital. Amma as she was fondly called spent over 70 days at the hospital before she breathed her last on Monday at 11.30 PM.
On Wednesday there was a condolence meeting at the Apollo hospital where the doctors and nurses described what it was to treat the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She had three favorite nurses and at times would fondly refer to them as King Kong.
She was difficult at times the hospital staff said. However they do not forget to mention that she was extremely polite and cooperative most of the time. Her favorite nurses were Samudeeshwari, Renuka M V and Sheela. There was a very different side to her, the hospital staff say.
Known to be a tough administrator, Jayalalithaa was feared by many. However at the hospital there was a completely different side to her where she would give tips on skin care. A popular actor before she took the plunge into politics, Jayalalithaa would often suggest to the nurses that they needed to change their hairstyle.
What was Amma like in her last days?
She would smile at the nurses when they walked in. Eating had become difficult for her, but she would try the hospital staff said. She had a very funny side to her too and would refer to the nurses treating on her as King Kong.
In all there were a team of 16 nurses posted to look after her. However her favourites were Sheela, Samudeeshwari and Renuka. It was a long journey for Jayalalithaa. She has been described as a fighter and all through her stay at the hospital she battled hard despite a lot of difficulty the hospital staff say.