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Former Lok Sabha MP Adikesavulu Naidu no more

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Former MP from Andhra Pradesh D K Adikesavulu Naidu, who served as Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), passed away tonight in Bengaluru.

Adikesavulu (72) underwent a bypass surgery in a corporate hospital in Bengaluru a couple of days ago but could not survive, sources said here.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu and State Congress President Botsa Satyanarayana mourned the death of ex-MP.

Union Minister of State for Tourism K Chiranjeevi also condoled the death of Adikesavulu, who represented his native Chittoor constituency in Lok Sabha from 2004-09 and twice served as Chairman of TTD, an independent trust which manages the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh.

Initially a liquor baron, he later joined politics and became a member of Telugu Desam Party. He switched over to the Congress after the confidence vote of UPA-1 government in July 2008.

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First Published: Thu, April 25 2013. 00:20 IST
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