October 22, 2020 11:45:41 am
Former Home Minister and Member of legislature Nayani Narasimha Reddy died while undergoing treatment at a company hospital in Hyderabad. He had fully recovered from COVID19 but was later admitted to the hospital with complications.
“Shri Nayini Narsimha Reddy gave up the ghost at 12.25 am. He was admitted every week ago for post Covid complications with extensive lung damage,” read a press release from Apollo Hospitals.
Expressing grief, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao recalled his association with Nayani Narasimha Reddy during the Telangana separate statehood movement and within the government . KCR, on Wednesday, had met with Reddy’s family at the hospital after his condition was said to be critical.
“The CM has conveyed his condolences to members of the bereaved family. The CM instructed the Chief Secretary to rearrange the last rites to the departed leader with official honours,” a press release from the CMO read.
Other ministers in Telangana including minister of finance Harish Rao, Minister of Tourism, Prohibition and Excise V Srinivas Goud, Deputy speaker of Assembly and former minister T Padma Rao Goud, Minister for Agriculture and Marketing Singireddy Niranjan Reddy expressed condolences.
The 86-year-old, a founder leader of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), was the primary Home Minister of the state post its formation between 2014 and 2018.