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Noted journalist Cho S Ramaswamy passes away

Dec 7, 2016 16:48 IST

Veteran journalist, political analyst and comedian Cho S Ramaswamy passed away on 7 December 2016 following a prolonged illness at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. He was 82. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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He was the first to propose Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate. He was also known to be very close to Late J Jayalalitha, CM of Tamil Nadu who died earlier this week, and also mentored her during her film career and continued to do the same even after she entered the politics.

About Cho S Ramaswamy

  • Ramaswamy was a law graduate, a play writer and a stage actor and also directed several movies and was also a screen play writer.
  • He practised law in the Madras High Court in 1957-63 and served as a legal adviser to TTK & Co, group Companies, till 1978.
  • He was a member of the BRC cricket club which played in the II division of Madras Cricket Association (now Tamil Nadu Cricket Association) in the 1950's.
  • He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha under the previous NDA government in 1999.
  • He had acted in movies along with MG Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and others.
  • He had written, directed and acted in over 20 Tamil plays which were performed over 5000 times.
  • He also acted in 180 movies, scripted 14 and directed four.
  • He founded and edited the political magazine Thuglak magazine.

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Who: Noted journalist Cho S Ramaswamy

What: Died

When: 7 December 2016

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