Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Founder editor of ‘Thuglak magazine’ and political satirist Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy popularly known as Cho Ramaswamy (82) passed away at 3.58am today on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. He was undergoing treatment for a prolonged time at the Apollo hospitals here for breathing difficulties. A multi-faceted personality Ramaswamy was also a play writer and a stage actor. He has also directed several movies and was also a screen play writer.
Cho Ramaswamy born on October 5, 1934. Politicians such as J. B. Kripalani, Indira Gandhi, Karunanidhi, Chandra Shekhar, G. K. Moopanar, M. G. Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa, Ramakrishna Hegde, N. T. Rama Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and L. K. Advani, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram have been some of the targets of his editorial attacks. He was widely considered to be an unbiased political analyst who would criticize the negatives of both the left wing and right wing political parties. In recent years, he has been applauding Narendra Modi for his diligent work towards the development of India.
Cho made his debut in 1963 with Paar Magale Paar as comedian. From 1963 to 2005 he acted in 190 Tamil films. Cho and Jayalalithaa have worked together in 19 films and also had been part of the same drama troupe. In fact, Cho had been consulted at the creation of Jayalalithaa's political career by the then actress and by MGR himself.
Pon Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping took to twitter to condole Cho's demise.