"I am pained to hear his death. His demise is an irreparable loss to the state. I express my deep sympathy and pray for his soul to rest in peace", Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.
    
Ramaswamy has been an 'efficient' Parliamentarian and was an 'affable' person, she added.
    
"As the grandson of the famous Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiyar and son of Rajah Sir M A Muthiah Chettiyar, Ramaswamy has worked for the welfare of education and for industrial development", she said.
    
84-year-old M A M Ramaswamy died due to kidney and heart related ailment on December 2 in Chennai.

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