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Thuglak editor Cho Ramaswamy passes away in Chennai

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 December 2016, 11:11 IST

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.

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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.

First published: 7 December 2016, 8:14 IST