Cho S. Ramaswamy, political commentator, theater personality and editor of Thuglak, a Tamil magazine known for its withering satire and fearless criticism of political figures, recently died at the age of 82.
Born on October 5, 1934, he was a lawyer by training and later branched into theater, films and finally to journalism. Winner of the B.D. Goenka award for excellence in journalism, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the BJP government and served as an MP from 1999 to 2005.
He was considered a trusted advisor and close friend to Jayalalithaa.