Former MLA succumbs to Covid; first MLA of R'mundry passes away

RAJAHMUNDRY: Former MLA and TDP senior leader Boddu Bhaskara Rama Rao (72) died while undergoing treatment for Covid-19. Rama Rao worked as the president of Samalkota Samithi in 1982 and was East Godavari Zila Parishad chairman in 1984. He was elected as MLA from Peddapuram assembly constituency in 1994 and 2004. He was also MLC from 2002 to 2017. Rama Rao was born in Peddada village under Pedapudi mandal in East Godavari district.
Meanwhile, CPI senior leader and the first MLA of Rajahmundry assembly constituency Chitturi Prabhakar Chowdary (98) passed away on Sunday. He was elected as MLA from Rajahmundry assembly constituency in 1952 and 1967. Chowdary played a crucial role in the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant agitation. He performed duties as a volunteer for the All India Students Federation National Mahasabha that was attended by Subhash Chandra Bose.

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