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A host of Tamil actors and celebs expressed grief at the passing away of legendary figure Cho Ramaswamy, who was a man of many parts -- actor, journalist and political analyst.

regional movies Updated: Dec 07, 2016 16:03 IST
Cho Ramaswamy,Rajinikanth,Suriya
Rajinikanth said Cho Ramaswamy would compromise for nothing.(AFP)

Superstar Rajinikanth and actors Ajith and Suriya were among the first celebrities from Tamil filmdom to pay homage to well-known actor, playwright and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy, who breathed his last here on Wednesday.

Cho, 82, passed away due to cardiac arrest at Apollo Hospital on Wednesday early morning.

Actor Ajith Kumar, who had flown in from Bulgaria where he was shooting for his next yet-untitled film, paid his respects to J Jayalalithaa at her memorial and then went and mourned the death of veteran actor Cho.

While paying tribute to Cho Ramaswamy, Tamil actor Ajith also went to MGR Memorial to pay homage to J Jayalalithaa. (Vedalam.Official. AJITH/Facebook)

Speaking to reporters at Cho’s residence, Rajinikanth said he had come to “offer my condolences and pay tribute”.

“As a writer, Cho never compromised for anyone,” he added.

Actor Suriya, brother Karthi and their father Sivakumar had also paid their last respects to Cho, who had starred in over 75 Tamil films.

Suriya alongwith his father and brother Karthi paid rich tribute to the actor-analyst Cho Ramaswamy. (SuryaActor/Facebook)

He’s best known for working in films such as Nirai Kudam, Galatta Kalyanam, Bommalattam and En Annan among others.

Having adorned many hats apart from acting, Cho was also the founder and editor of Thuglak magazine, and a lawyer too.

He was also a director and dialogue writer.

He had also directed five films which include the very popular Tamil political satire, Mohammed Bin Thuglaka, apart from Mr. Sampath and Sambo Siva Samboo.

First Published: Dec 07, 2016 12:48 IST