Journalist, political analyst and comedian Cho Ramaswamy died on 7 December at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter.
The 82-year-old, former BJP Rajya Sabha member, according to media reports, Ramaswamy was admitted in the hospital for some time due to illness.
Founder and editor of Thuglak magazine - political magazine - had personal relation with many politicians in the country. Through his magazine, he criticised the ruling government in the state or at the centre.
Cho Ramaswamy was a multidimensional personality, towering intellectual, great nationalist & fearless voice who was respected and admired.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2016
Cho Ramaswamy was insightful, frank & brilliant. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & countless readers of Thuglak.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2016
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was a good friend of Ramaswamy and used to seek his views, reported a leading daily.
Ramaswamy was also a play writer and a stage actor. He has also directed several movies and was also a screen play writer.