Cho Ramaswamy dies in Chennai hospital after heart attack

Cho, who was considered a trusted advisor and close friend to Jayalalithaa, had reportedly been battling health complications for a while now.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2016 8:17 am
Cho Ramaswamy, 1995 (Express Archive) Cho Ramaswamy, 1995 (Express Archive)

A little over a day after J Jayalalithaa breathed her last, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s long time confidante Cho Ramaswamy died in Chennai, early Wednesday morning. A veteran journalist, former Rajya Sabha member and political commentator, the 82-year-old was admitted to the Apollo hospital in the city last week and was shifted to the ICU on Saturday after complains of chest pain. On Wednesday morning, Cho suffered a heart attack he couldn’t recover from.

Cho, who was considered a trusted advisor and close friend to Jayalalithaa, had reportedly been battling health complications for a while now. In August last year, a video surfaced that showed Jayalaithaa visiting an unwell Cho in the hospital, and reassuring him that he would get well soon.

He is survived by wife, son and daughter. Ramaswamy was founder editor of Thuqlaq magazine and was known as a satirist. He had acted in many movies and featured with top actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

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    Ramakrishnan.Vasudevam
    Dec 7, 2016 at 4:34 am
    Next may be Subramanian Swamy. Those who make their life long habit of belittling others and poking at others without an inkling of consequences to his community think that they will be living a healthy life for ever, only to be sucked out of the world.
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      m v
      Dec 7, 2016 at 4:42 am
      A true all-rounder has died. He was a master satirist,a fantastic and impartial political critic,drama and cine artist,historian,writer and what not. Overall a genuine human being. Country should have used his services better. India has lost a great brain. Rest in peace Sir.
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      1. Venkatraman Shenoy
        Dec 7, 2016 at 5:16 am
        Cho excelled in subtle comedy in his roles in Tamil movies, much like I.S.Johar in Hindi movies. His Tughlaq magazine was devoted to comedy, jokes and funny articles and had wide and extensive readership. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As a political commentator, he was incisive, straight forwards and also most often funny. I am sad that
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        1. Venkatraman Shenoy
          Dec 7, 2016 at 5:17 am
          Cho is NO MORE.
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          1. Anand Ch
            Dec 7, 2016 at 5:45 am
            December is proving as very bad month.
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