Senior Congress leader Jaipal Reddy dies at 77

Born on Jan-16-1942, at Madgul village in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar district to Sudini Durga Reddy and Yashodamma, Reddy did his PG from Osmania University, Hyd.
Former Union minister and Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy passed away in the Sunday at a private hospital in Hyd.

Two sons and a daughter survive Reddy. He was 77.

He had been bearing from pneumonia for some time and had been undergoing treatment at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology at Gachibowli. On Saturday night, his health became critical, and he breathed his last at 1.29 am.

He had been an active Congress worker in the beginning days but came out in objection against the party during Emergency in 1975. He later joined Janata Party and had been its general secretary between 1985 and 1988. He turned to the Congress in the 90s.

He won as an MLA from Kalwakurthy assembly constituency for the 1st time in 1969 and went on serving it four times.

In 1984, he got selected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Mahabubnagar parliamentary constituency. In 1999 and 2004, he served Miryalguda LS seat, and in 2009, he shifted to Chevella.

In 1990 and 1996, he was elected to Rajya Sabha and was the floor leader of Janata Dal in RS.

He worked as Information and Broadcasting Minister in IK Gujral government. In Manmohan Singh government, he was Petroleum minister and later served as the Urban Development minister.

He won the best parliamentarian award in 1998.


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