Founder and Editor of Thuglak magazine, Cho Ramaswamy passed away on 7 December at Apollo Hospital in Chennai.
A political analyst and a satirical person, Ramaswamy had earlier come down heavily on the ruling government in the state as well as Centre through his magazine.
In memory of this great political analyst, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:
"Cho Ramaswamy was a multidimensional personality, towering intellectual, great nationalist & fearless voice who was respected and admired."
The feisty Cho Ramaswamy introduces me as the 'Merchant of Death.' Do watch this memorable interaction. https://t.co/2FsF64sVvH— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2016
I returned the favour, but don't think I matched Cho's eloquence. Hear what I said about him. https://t.co/wPxYLc1fTb— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2016
PM Modi added, "Above all, Cho Ramaswamy was a dear friend. I have been to his annual readers meeting which were an unprecedented editor-reader interface. Cho Ramaswamy was insightful, frank & brilliant. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & countless readers of Thuglak."
Ramaswamy was also a playwright and stage actor. He directed numerous films and was also a screenplay writer.
The 82-year-old editor and former BJP Rajya Sabha member is survived by his wife, a son and daughter.