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Condolences and tributes have been pouring in since morning. He was a great man and his death is a big loss. “I know him (Cho) since 1978. He was a titan in the world of media. He never spoke or wrote about anyone in fear or as a favour. When I am in Chennai, at least I would visit him once a week and talk a lot. His views and comments were widely respected. I have never seen or heard him lie. On Wednesday morning, he suffered a fatal heart attack. I give my deepest condolences to his family and friends,” he said. Superstar Rajinikanth visited Cho’s house in MRC Nagar where the mortal remains of the latter have been kept for friends and others to pay their last respects. An influential figure in the film industry, media and politics, he breathed his last at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on early Wednesday morning. The 82-year-old veteran actor and politician was admitted to hospital last week due to a chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Talking to the media, Rajinikanth described Cho as a good friend, who never compromised his journalistic integrity for fear or favour. He passed away hours after Jayalalithaa was buried with full state honours on Tuesday on Marina Beach next to the memorial of her political mentor, MG Ramachandran. He had friends from Tamil Nadu to Delhi. However, his health deteriorated on Saturday and he was moved to ICU. By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Published:December 7, 2016 2:33 pm
Rajinikanth, Suriya and other Kollywood celebrities pay tribute to Cho Ramaswamy
With the death of Cho Ramaswamy, Tamil Nadu has lost another icon within days of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s demise. He was friends with leaders like Morarji Desai, Chandrasekhar, Vajpayee and now PM Modi.