The video was shot in 2015 and shows Jayalalithaa reassuring Cho about his health.

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news Friendship Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 13:42

With journalist and political commentator Cho Ramasamy passing away less than a day after his friend, former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, was laid to rest near MGR Memorial, an old video of the two of them has resurfaced.

The video shows Jayalalithaa visiting Cho in the hospital and assuring him that he would be back on his feet soon. "It's always a pleasure to see you," says Jayalalithaa as Cho apologises for putting her into the trouble of visiting him. She can be heard telling him that the doctors are optimistic that he would make a recovery. 

Jayalalithaa's cheery demeanour and the warmth that's apparent in their conversation speaks highly of the friendship that the two of them shared. At the time the video was shot, there were rumours that Jayalalithaa was seriously ill. The visit dispelled such ideas. 

Cho and Jayalalithaa knew each other for about sixty years. 

A small edited fragment of this video was doing the rounds since September this year, proclaiming that it was shot during Jayalalithaa’s hospitalisation at Apollo.