Congress Leader Jaipal Reddy Is Dead

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy passed away on the intervening night of July 27-28. He was unwell for the last few days and had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad.

On Saturday night he fell ill again and was shifted to AIG hospital where he was declared dead. He was 77.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday condoled demise of former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy, who passed away at the age of 77 earlier today.

“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,” PMO tweeted quoting the Prime Minister.

Expressing grief , Shah tweeted, “Saddened to learn about the demise of former Union Minister, Shri Jaipal Reddy ji. My thoughts and prayers with his family and supporters. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.”

Reddy was ailing and breathed his last at 1:30 am in Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad.

Gandhi said that Reddy was an outstanding parliamentarian and dedicated his entire life towards public service.

“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,” Gandhi tweeted.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Reddy stood for modern values of democracy.

“Extremely saddened at the unfortunate demise of Sr Congress leader, former Union Min & AICC Spokesperson, Sh S. Jaipal Reddy. He stood for modern values of democracy and was known for impeccable honesty in administration. May his soul rest in peace,” Surjewala tweeted.

Expressing condolences to Reddy’s family, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took to Twitter and said that he shared a personal bond with the deceased Congress leader.

“Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Sh. Jaipal Reddy, with whom I shared a personal bond. My heartfelt condolences to his family members, may god give them strength…may his soul rest in peace,” Gehlot tweeted.

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