12 March 2017
Rayalaseema’s influential leader, TDP Assembly member, Bhuma Nagi Reddy expired on the Sunday in Nandyal of Kurnool District. Bhuma Nagi Reddy suffered a massive heart attack while reading the news paper on the early hours of Sunday at his Allagadda residence. He was immediately shifted to a hospital in Nandyal where he breathed his last. Bhuma Nagi Reddy aged 53 is survived by 2 daughters and one son.
Bhuma was shifted to Intensive care unit and was kept on Ventilator in Nandyal’s Surakya Hospital and was given treatment for one and hours to save him.
Bhuma Nagi Reddy is a controversial yet influential leader in Rayalaseema Region. He was elected to Assembly in 1992. He became popular nation wide when he stood against the then Prime Minister, PV Narasimha Rao in 1996 . Even though he lost the election, he got national attention and got a wide publicity. Bhuma won Nandyal constituency when PV Narasimha Rao resigned the seat to retain Barampur Constituency seat.
Born on 8th January 1964, Bhuma Nagi Reddy has influence on Rayalaseema politics for almost three decades. He won Nandyal Lok Shabha seat for three times in 1996,1998 and 1999. He joined newly formed Chiranjeevi led Praja Rajyam party in 2009. After terrible loss in 2009 elections, he joined YSR CP and won Nandyal assembly seat in 2014 elections. He went back and joined Telugu Desam Party along with his daughter after TDP came to power in the state.
His wife, Sobha Nagi Reddy who was also a MLA was killed in a road accident days ahead of 2014 elections. Same year, their daughter, Akhila Priya, became MLA on YSR CP Ticket.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy condoled the death of Bhuma. State assembly speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao also expressed grief over Bhuma's death.
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