TDP leader Lal Jan Basha dies in road accident
August 15, 2013 - Hyderabad
Lal Jan Basha, TDP vice-president and former MP died on the Independence Day, when the Innova car in which he was travelling from Hyderabad to Vijayawada rammed into a road divider on the NH 65 near Narketpally in Nalgonda district on Thursday. Born on August 2, 1956 in Guntur and got married to Razia Begum in 1977. He had four daughters and a son. He was elected to Lok Sabha defeating veteran Congress leader NG Ranga from Guntur in 1991.
Sources said that the tragic incident happened when he Basha was on his way to Guntur to participate in the Independence Day celebrations at the party's district office. While Basha died on the spot, the driver Iqubal of the ill-fated car sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to the hospital. The car was proceeding at a high speed when the accident occurred and the driver reportedly lost control over it and rammed the divider. The speeding car ran over a portion of iron railing before rolling down towards the other end of the road. Basha who was sitting in the front seat beside the driver fell off the car due its impact and died on the spot with grievous head injuries said police source. It is said that Basha was not wearing the seat belt and had he seated his belt, he would have been alive said sources. The driver who wore a seat belt escaped with injuries said the Narketpally Sub Inspector and added that the airbag could not save his life as he fell out of the car.
Chandrababu Naidu paid tributes
TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and a host of party senior leaders paid tributes to the departed leader at the hospital in Nalgonda. He described as a seasoned politician with distinguished track record in public service. He said that the party suffered an irreparable damage in his untimely death.
CPI State secretary K Narayana, former MP Azeez Pasha, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana, Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi and Lok Satta party president Jayaprakash Narayan president K Chandrasekhara Rao and many more leaders condoled the death of the leader.