Devineni Nehru Dies Of Heart Attack At Hyderabad

Devineni Nahru, an important politician in Vijayawada who recently shifted from Congress to TDP, and a former minister, died on Monday at Hyderabad after a massive heart attack.

Hyderabad: Devineni Nehru, TDP leader and former Minister, died here on Monday early in the morning at 5 am. He was discharged from Care hospital two days back. When he complained of pain in the chest he was rushed to Care hospital where he breathed his last.

Nehru, who was elected as MLA from Kankipati constituency for four times and from Vijayawada East constituency once has been a very prominent figure in Vijayawada politics. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Nehru sand Vangaveeti Rangarao took the leadership of their groups from their brothers Murali and Radha respectively. Both Murali and Radha were killed in the factional feuds. Ranga Rao emerged as a Congress leader while Nehru became a TDP leader. After Ranga was killed in 1989, there was no leader in the Congress to play leadership role in Vijayawada. Ranga’ brother V Chalapathi Rao was found not up to the challenge. Radha, Ranga’s son, was too young at that time. After NTR was unseated by Chandrababu Naidu, Nehru joined the Congress party.

AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, Speaker Siva Prasad Rao and  Minister of IT Nara Lokesh expressed condolences to the bereaved  family.

Nehru, who was a minister in NTR’s  cabinet, was with the founder of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) till the latter’ demise in 1996. Then he joined the Congress party from which he shifted to the TDP recently. Family members of Nehru have left Vijayawada for Hyderabad.

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