Senior Congress leader Jaipal Reddy passes away

Hyderabad: S Jaipal Reddy, senior Congress leader, passed away at a hospital today morning. He was aged 77.

A media report said the former union minister was admitted to the hospital after he was diagnosed with pneumonia. His conditioned worsened last night and he died at 1.30 am today.

His body has been brought to his house in Jubilee Hills and the funeral will be held on Monday.

Reddy had first become the Congress MLA in 1970’s The senior Congress leader had served in several governments and had held important portfolios through out his political career. Jaipal Reddy has been a parliamentarian since 1984.

Several leaders condoled the death of the veteran leader. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy. A senior Congress leader, he served as an LS MP 5 times, an RS MP 2 times and as an MLA 4 times. We hope his family and friends find strength in their time of grief,” said the Congress in its Twitter handle.

NT Bureau