Veteran Congress chief and eight-time parliamentarian from Telangana, Nandi Yellaiah died of a short sickness after being detected optimistic for Covid-19 in Hyderabad on Saturday, a press release from the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) stated.
He was 78. He’s survived by his two sons and two daughters. A distinguished Dalit chief of the Congress celebration, Yellaiah was vice-president of the TPCC until his loss of life.
“He was admitted to the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad with complaints of pneumonia on July 29. He examined optimistic for Covid-19 subsequently. After present process remedy for 10 days, he handed away at 10.30 am,” the PCC assertion stated.
Born on July 1, 1942 at Bholakpur in Hyderabad, Yellaiah, a distinguished Dalit chief of the Congress, started his political profession as a follower of former chief minister Dr Marri Channa Reddy and took half within the 1969 Telangana motion. He was a councillor within the Hyderabad Municipal Company in 1970s.
Yellaiah obtained elected to the Lok Sabha for the primary time in 1977, representing the Siddipet parliamentary constituency. Subsequently, he received the Lok Sabha elections from the identical constituency for one more 4 instances.
In 2014, he obtained elected from the Nagarkurnool parliamentary constituency defeating Manda Jagannatham of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He was additionally nominated to the Rajya Sabha twice and in addition labored as a member of the state legislative council for a while.
Telangana chief minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao, PCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and a number of other different Congress leaders have mourned the loss of life of Nandi Yellaiah.