Cho Ramaswamy is a comedian, editor, playwright in Tamil films and lawyer in Tamil Nadu. His real name is Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy. He is the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine, Thuglak. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India, K. R. Narayanan. In the Rajya Sabha 12 MPs are nominated by the President of India from amongst persons who have special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art or social service. He served as a Rajya Sabha MP from November 1999 to November 2005. His popularity in the Tamil Nadu literary circles is mainly due to his impartial assessment of political issues, and the audacity with which he publishes his viewpoints.