Ex-Telangana home minister Narasimha Reddy passes away during treatment for post-COVID complications
A senior trade union leader in Hyderabad and later a renowned TRS face, he had played an active role in the agitation for Telangana's statehood
Hyderabad: Senior TRS leader and former Home Minister of Telangana Nayani Narasimha Reddy died on Thursday. He was 76.
Reddy, who served as the first Home Minister of Telangana after its formation in 2014, had been undergoing treatment at a private super-specialty hospital for post-COVID complications with lung damage and the end came at 12.25 am, hospital sources said.
Reddy, a senior trade union leader in Hyderabad, had played an active role in the separate Telangana agitation.
He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in undivided Andhra Pradesh for three terms in 1978, 1985 and 2004.
Reddy had served as a minister in the government of late YS Rajasekhara Reddy when TRS, then an ally of Congress, joined the government in 2004.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday visited the private hospital, where Narasimha Reddy was being treated, and enquired about his health condition.
Rao, who recalled his association with Reddy during the separate Telangana agitation and in the government, expressed grief over death of the senior leader, an official release said.
The Chief Minister directed that the funeral of Narasimha Reddy be conducted with official honours, it said.
Several TRS leaders, state BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar, state Congress president and MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy condoled the death of Narasimha Reddy.
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