Andhra Pradesh Government Chief Whip and senior TDP leader from Rayalaseema region Palle Raghunatha Reddy's wife Uma passed away while undergoing treatment in NTR Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad.
She was undergoing treatment in the hospital since a month. On knowing the untimely death of senior leader's wife, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu rushed to the hospital and paid homage.
Raghunatha Reddy was Information and Public Relations and IT minister. He was removed from the state cabinet after Lokesh was inducted last year. As a compensation, Reddy has been appointed as chief whip in the cabinet rank in the government.