HYDERABAD (TIP): Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy passed away on May 9 morning at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). He was 80. He is survived by his wife and four sons.
Reddy was suffering from liver ailment and was admitted to the NIMS. His body has been shifted to his house in Somajiguda. Born in Vakadu of Nellore, Reddy was the Chief Minister between 1990 and 1992 and was known for his political acumen. It was during his rule, the erstwhile CPI-ML People’s War was proscribed.
Another decision he took was to allow privatisation of professional education by permitting many medical and engineering colleges in private sector. He was elected to the Lok Sabha thrice from Bapatla, Narsaraopet and Visakhapatnam. He was the President of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). His wife, Rajyalaxmi, too was a Minister.