Even in death, Jayalalithaa’s sentiment for the colour green was respected by her aides.
When they prepared the former Tamil Nadu chief minister for the final journey, she was draped in her favourite green saree though with a red border.
She had exhibited the liking for the colour in every important moment of her life.
When she was sworn in as chief minister for a sixth time after emerging triumphant in the May 16 assembly polls, she was wearing one.
She wore a green saree also the previous time she was sworn-in on May 23 last year after being acquitted in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka high court.
The AIADMK supremo had chosen a green saree with a design embroidery as her attire while making her first public appearance in nearly eight months when she returned to power after being forced to quit over corruption charges.
The Madras University Centenary Auditorium where she took oath had shiny green backdrop decorations. The bouquet of flowers which was offered by her to the then Governor K Rosaiah also had green outer covering sheets.
The green pen with which she signed the papers after being sworn in as Chief Minister last year and the glittering green stone in her ring had also stood out.