Following the death of renowned satirist and political commentator Cho Ramaswamy, the reigns of his legendary magazine, Thuglak, will now be reportedly taken over by RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy.
The fearless critic died at Apollo hospital early morning on Wednesday. The 82-year-old had been suffering from illness for several months, and was undergoing treatment.
A lawyer by training, Cho made his mark in theatre and cinema. He then moved on to journalism, and also had a stint as a Rajya Sabha MP. Cho was known to be close to many politicians. In his later years, he became close to Jayalalithaa, who heeded his advice often. He also grew closer to espousing the Hindutva ideology.
In 1970, he launched his magazine Thuglak. It remains one of the most sought after.
publications in Tamil Nadu for its political commentary and satire. He writing was known to be bold and representative of the woes of the middle-class.
Following Cho‚Äôs death, S Gurumurthy, an RSS ideologue and Chartered Accountant, is all set to take over as Thuglak‚Äôs editor.
S Gurumurthy, also a journalist, has been closely associated with The New Indian Express group. He is a convener at Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which seeks to spread the idea of Indic economics and protectionism for Indian businesses.