Cho Ramaswamy dies at 82: Twitterati pay tributes

Founder editor of Thuglak magazine, Cho Ramaswamy was also known as a satirist. He had acted in many movies and featured with top actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2016 12:30 pm
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Cho Ramaswamy, former Rajya Sabha member, veteran journalist and political commentator breathed his last early on Wednesday after he suffered cardiac arrest at Apollo hospital in Chennai. Cho was 82-years-old and was hospitalised last week. He was shifted to ICU on Saturday after he complained of chest pain. Cho, who was considered a trusted advisor and a close friend to Amma, died two days after the demise of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the same hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the veteran Journalist and tweeted, “Cho Ramaswamy was a multidimensional personality, towering intellectual, great nationalist & fearless voice who was respected and admired”.

Founder editor of Thuglak magazine, Cho was also known as a satirist. He had acted in many movies and featured with top actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to the death of the veteran journalist Cho Ramaswamy: 

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.

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