Senior political satirist Cho Ramaswamy passed away


Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy passed away in Chennai

Senior political satirist Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy also known as Cho Ramaswamy, passed away this morning in Chennai on Wednesday followed by a cardiac arrest. He was aged 82.

Cho was said to be nominated as the Rajya Sabha member from 1999 to 2005. Cho Ramaswamy was said to be a close friend of former late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who has passed away on Monday night. Cho was campaigned for Prime Minister and later called him as “raj guru.”

“Cho was said to be brilliant, frank. Its seriously painful to say that he has passed away. Condolences to his family and countless readers of Thuglak,” Modi tweeted.

Cho was said to be admitted at Apollo Hospital on November 29th for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).He was moved to intensive care unit when his condition was too worse. He was said to be watching news and Jayalalalithaa funeral procession till Tuesday afternoon. His condition was too worse and he was moved on a ventilator stated a treating doctor. He was died at 4 am. Doctor stated that his chronic lung condition was said to be worsened for more than year now.

Cho was taken care of his wife Soundara Ramaswamy, son Rajivakshan alias Sriram and daughter Sindhu.

His body was said to be taken to his house at MRC Nagar and the funeral was been arranged on Wednesday. He was born on October 5, 1934 to senior lawyer-turned agriculturist Srinivasa Iyer and Rajambal, he was grew up in Mylapore and studied law. At his college days, he was said to be a member of an amateur theatre troupe, where he befriended young Jayalalithaa who said to accompany her mother Sandhya for rehearsals.

Cho launched up launched Tamil magazine Thuglak in the year January 14, 10 1970. He was said to be considered the magazine a government critic and a responsible opposition.

Each and every year on January 14, he was held for public meeting to meet up his readers and honor staff on magazine. Senior leaders are said to attend the annual meeting.

He went to be the political advisor and criticised senior politicians, including former chief ministers M G Ramachandran, M Karunanidhi, and Jayalalithaa and also for former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi