Dr. Agarala Eswara Reddy, a former Speaker of the united Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) Assembly, passed away on the 16th of February.
Dr. Reddy, 87, was suffering from prolonged illness and was undergoing treatment at the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS,) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
Born on the 28th of December, 1933, Dr. Agarala Eswara Reddy was a respected name in the field of education and was famous for his ideologies in politics as well. He joined politics in the early ’50s and became a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1957 as an Indian National Congress (INC) member. He became the speaker of the AP Assembly in 1983 and was Deputy Assembly Speaker of A.P.., between 1981-1982.
Dr. Reddy took a break from active politics after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) came into power and was active in the public sphere. He worked with educational institutions in the State, such as the Sri Venkateswara University and the Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of A.P., and other political leaders in A.P., expressed grief.
The last rites of Dr. Agarala Eswara Reddy are expected to be held on the 17th of February.