Former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy Passes Away

Jaipal Reddy Changed the Dimension of Broadcast Industry.

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Hyderabad: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy passed away on Sunday at the age of 77 in Hyderabad.

He was admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Gachibowli a week ago and was being treated for high fever in the ICU. He passed away at 1.28 am on Sunday and his mortal remains have been kept at his Jubilee Hills residence.

The Congress leader started his political career as a student leader from Osmania University and became a Congress MLA from Kalwakurthy in Andhra Pradesh between 1969 and 1984.

Jaipal Reddy served as the Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the IK Gujral government in 1997-98 and also under the Manmohan Singh led-United Progressive Alliance (UPA-1) from 2004. He also served as Minister for Urban Development and Petroleum and Natural Gas for the UPA 1 and 2.

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