Congress veteran Palvai Govardhan Reddy dies of cardiac arrest

Pro 3 Fri, 16 Jun 2017

Congress veteran Palvai Govardhan Reddy dies of cardiac arrest

New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has condoled the sad demise of veteran Congress leader and MP Shri P Govardhan Reddy. Remembering Shri Reddy as a respected leader, Smt Gandhi said that Shri Reddy committed his life to the people & Congress Party at a young age and leaves behind an admirable legacy. His death is an irreparable loss to the Nation and the party, she added. Expressing solidarity with his family and supporters, Smt. Gandhi prayed for peace of the departed soul.

Senior Congress parliamentarian Palvai Govardhan Reddy died of a massive heart attack in Shimla on 9th June, 2017 where he was attending standing committee meeting.

Reddy suffered a severe heart attack at the Bhuntar airport.

He complained of chest pain and was admitted to a hospital, where he passed away. He is a five-time MLA from Munugodu constituency Mahabubnagar district. Reddy was representing Telangana in Rajya Sabha since 2014 and served as a state minister twice during the 1980s.

Born on November 20, 1936 at Nadimpally village of Acchampet mandal in Mahabubnagar district, Palvai is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.

After becoming Rajya Sabha member from the undivided Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 2012, Reddy was shifted to Telangana quota in May 2014. Reddy was an MLA during 1967-72, 1972-78, 1978-83, 1983-85 and 1999-2004.

During 2007-09, he was a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. He served as the Minister of State for Rural Water Supply, Youth Services and LIDCAP in the cabinet of Bhavanam Venkat Ram Reddy in 1981.