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Watch: When Cho Ramaswamy introduced Narendra Modi as 'Merchant of Death'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:37 IST

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.

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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."

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.

First published: 7 December 2016, 9:21 IST