Anam Vivekananda Reddy Dead, Funeral At Nellore
TDP leader and three time MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy breathed his last today. He was 67, and is survived by his wife and two sons.
Hyderabad | 25th April 2018
TDP leader Anam Vivekananda Reddy breathed his last today. He was 67, and is survived by his wife and two sons.
The senior politician and former MLA of Nellore died this morning at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad. He had been ailing from a lung disease for the past one year, and his condition had deteriorated in the last two months.
Born on December 25, 1950, in Nellore, Reddy was a stalwart of the Nellore district politics. He was elected as an MLA thrice, and also worked as a municipal chairman, vice-chairman, and president of the Andhra Pradesh State Municipal Chairmen Association. He was known for regularly mingling with his constituents and addressing their problems.
Reddy entered politics at a young age. He first became an MLA while working as a Congress activist, and stayed in the Congress for a long time along with his brother and former minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy. He joined the TDP in 2015 after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He moved closely with Chief Ministers N Chandrababu Naidu and Y S Rajasekhara Reddy both.
His elder son Anam Chenchu Subba Reddy lost the Nellore city MLA election as a Congress candidate in 2014, while his younger son Mayur Reddy was a corporator in the Nellore municipality.
Anam Vivekananda Reddy was one among four brothers, and there was always political drama in the family. One of his brothers, Anam Jayakumar Reddy, broke away from the Congress and joined the TDP during the 2014 elections, and the two others followed in 2016.
Upon hearing of the demise of Vivekananda Reddy, TDP leaders and activists expressed their grief and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family. The funeral will be held on Thursday as his body will be shifted to Nellore city from Hyderabad today.
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