Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy, widely known as Cho Ramaswamy was born on October 5, 1934 and died on December 7, 2016.
He was an Indian actor, comedian, character actor, editor, political satirist, playwright and dialogue writer, film director and lawyer in Tamil Nadu.
Cho was the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine, Thuglak.
Ramaswamy popularity in the Tamil Nadu literary circles was mainly due to his impartial assessment of political issues, and the audacity and fearlessness with which he published his viewpoints.
There were Politicians such as J. B. Kripalani, Indira Gandhi, Karunanidhi, Chandra Shekhar, G. K. Moopanar, M. G. Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa, Ramakrishna Hegde, N. T. Rama Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and L. K. Advani, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram were some of the targets of his editorial attacks.
Ramaswamy was widely considered to be an unbiased political analyst who would criticize the negatives of both the left wing and right wing political parties.
During his last years, he predicted that Narendra Modi would do diligent work towards the development of India and also praised Jayalalithaa for her work in Tamil Nadu.
He died due to a Heart attack.
Cho Ramaswamy passed away at 82 years old.