Former Union Minister and Veteran Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy passed away on Sunday at Hyderabad.
Jaipal Reddy has been admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Gachibowli, due to high fever a few days back. He was undergoing treatment. He has died due to pneumonia on Sunday around 1.30 a.m.
Jaipal Reddy was born on 16 January 1942 (age 77 years) at Madgul. But actually born at Nermatta, a village in Chandur Mandal in Nalgonda District in Telangana State. He served as a Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in 1998. He studied M.A. from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was married to Lakshmi and has two sons and one daughter.
Senior Politicians across India have expressed their condolences.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted "I’m sorry to hear about the sad demise of former Union Minister & veteran Congress leader Shri Jaipal Reddy Garu. An outstanding parliamentarian, great son of Telangana, he dedicated his entire life towards public service. My deepest condolences to his family & friends. "
PMO India official handle tweeted " Shri Jaipal Reddy had years of experience in public life. He was respected as an articulate speaker and an effective administrator. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and well-wishers in this hour of grief: PM @narendramodi."
Son of the Telangana CM KCR, KTR has tweeted "My condolences to the family & friends of senior leader & Former union minister Shri #JaipalReddy Garu who passed away earlier today. RIP Sir"