Since many years there has been claims that Jayalalithaa had a daughter whom she kept in the dark without exposing fearing it might destroy her political career. Later last year a picture of a woman residing in the US who had face resemblance to Jayalalithaa, surfaced and reports claimed that she was the daughter of late former CM of Tamil Nadu. However the viral fake reports of the pictures were proved by people known to the woman who was tagged as Jayalalithaa’s daughter. The woman in the picture was Divya Ramanathan Veeraraghavan, who lives in Australia with her husband. While Divya has no connection with Jayalallithaa, she in fact belongs to the family of Mridangam Vidwan V Balaji. Recently, a man has claimed that he is the legal heir because he is Jayalalithaa's 'real son'.
A petition was filed at the Madras High Court by a resident of Erode, Krishnamurthy claiming that he is the son of the former CM, born to Jayalalithaa and actor Shoban Babu and that now he resides with his adopted parents.
His petition at the cort claim that Jayalalithaa had planned to expose him as her son sometime in between 14-18 September but her aide Sasikala stopped her from doing so. Later Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo hospital ion 22 September, due to dehydration and fever.
Krishnamurthy also complain that he was not allowed anywhere near the funeral ceremony.
On the instigation of TTV Dinakaran, some unidentified persons kidnapped me and kept me in their custody at the Sirthavur bungalow and tortured me. Thereafter I escaped from there with the help of the watchmen of that bungalowThe Petition
Krishnamurthy had also filed a petition with the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and the DGP, however, no steps were taken to ensure his security. Requesting the court to issue a Writ of Mandamus (a court order to officials to discharge their duties), he prayed that the court would also direct the DGP to provide him with security.
Hearing the case on Friday, the high court asked Krishnamurthy to prove his claim with the valid documents. The court said that the proof will have to be verified for authenticity by the police, who will have to submit a report by 24 December. The court also claimed that if the allegations are proved wrong, strict actions will be taking against Krishnamurthy and his counsel activist Traffic Ramaswamy.