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Former Minister Kolla Appala Naidu passes away

Former Andhra Pradesh Minister and senior TDP leader, Kolla Appala Naidu died at a corporation hospital in Visakhapatnam early today.

He was 86. He is survived by his wife, five daughters and a son.

The former Minister, who was born in 1928 at Kasapeta village in L.Kota mandal in Vizanagaram district, entered politics in 1948 and was elected as first sarpanch for Kasapeta.

A seven-time MLA, Mr.Naidu was unwell for some time. He died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

He had served as a minister twice in former Chief Minister, late N.T.Rama Rao's cabinet. In 1999, he was pro-tem Speaker of the State Assembly, also.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu and several senior political leaders from various parties expressed their condolences

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