Former Indian Union Minister and senior Congress leader, Jaipal Reddy has died aged 77.
He was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad, where he died in the early hours of Sunday.
Reddy has been a parliamentarian for several decades and held key portfolios in various governments.
He was a four-term MLA, served as a Lok Sabha MP five times and was elected to the Rajya Sabha twice.
Reddy's funeral is expected to take place on Monday.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy. A senior Congress leader, he served as an LS MP 5 times, an RS MP 2 times and as an MLA 4 times.— Congress (@INCIndia) July 28, 2019
We hope his family and friends find strength in their time of grief. pic.twitter.com/3BHVc07OYA