- Cho Ramaswamy, a senior journalist and actor dies. He was 82.
- He had personal rapport with many top politicians including Jayalalithaa
- A former BJP MP, Mr Ramaswamy was ailing for some time
A former BJP Rajya Sabha member, Mr Ramaswamy was ailing for some time and was in the hospital.
He founded and edited the political magazine Thuglak and was fearless in criticising the ruling government in the state or at the centre.
Mr Ramaswamy had personal rapport with many politicians in the country. Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was a good friend of Mr Ramaswamy and used to seek his views.
A multi-faceted personality Mr Ramaswamy was also a play writer and a stage actor. He has also directed several movies and was also a screen play writer.
Mr Ramaswamy has acted in movies along with MG Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and others.
He is survived by wife, son and daughter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Mr Ramaswamy when he was critically ill early this year, tweeted, "Cho Ramaswamy was a multidimensional personality, towering intellectual, great nationalist & fearless voice who was respected and admired."
He also tweeted:
Above all, Cho Ramaswamy was a dear friend. I have been to his annual readers meeting which were an unprecedented editor reader interface.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 7 December 2016
Cho Ramaswamy was insightful, frank & brilliant. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & countless readers of Thuglak.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 7 December 2016
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