Jaipal Reddy passes away
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Jaipal Reddy passes away

July 28, 2019

Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy (77), died at a hospital in Hyderabad in the wee hours of today. He was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital, where he died at 1.28 am.

Reddy has been a Parliamentarian since 1984. During his political career, Reddy served as a Lok Sabha MP five times and was elected to the Rajya Sabha twice.

President Ram Nath Kovind called Jaipal Reddy “a thinking person’s politician” in his condolence message. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while condoling Reddy’s death, said that the former Union Minister was an articulate speaker and an effective administrator.

Reddy was the Information and Broadcasting Minister in the I.K. Gujral Government and during the UPA-1 Government, he held Urban Development and Culture portfolios.

In UPA-2, he was again assigned the Urban Development Ministry and later became the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, but was shifted to the Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Ministries.

Reddy’s funeral will take place in Hyderabad on Monday, according to sources.

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