Nandigama MLA Tangirala Prabhakara Rao dies of heart attack
June 15, 2014 - Hyderabad
Nandigama (Krishna district) MLA Tangirala Prabhakara Rao (60) died of cardiac arrest on Saturday midnight.
The MLA along with the Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao went to visit Pulichentala project where he had suffered a severe cardiac arrest immediately after Saturday midnight.
Advocate by profession, he won as MLA for the second time on TDP ticket. He was born on May 1, 1950 at Paritala. Prabhakara Rao joined Telugu Desam Party in 1983 and was elected as MLA in 2009 and 2014. He married to Sri Pramila Kumari and is survived with a son and two daughters.
Prabhakara Rao got elected under SC category seat in 2009 with a margin of 5215 votes over his nearest congress rival Velpula Pramaeswara Rao and in 2014 elections over his rival YSRCP candidate Dr.M Jagan Mohan Rao.
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu along with other leaders expressed deep shock and expressed condolences over the death.
It is a great loss to the party', says TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu joined the TDP leaders in paying last respects to the departed leader said that the sudden demise of Prabhakar was immense loss to the party and constituency. He said that Prabhakar won hearts of people with services and added that ' I was stunned when news reached me. I never expected that I would have to visit like this soon after assuming office. The party had lost a dedicated leader', said Chandrababu Naidu.
Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, former ministers Mandali Buddha Prasad, Vasantha Nageswara Rao, MLAs Gadde Ramamohan and Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, TDP Nandigama constituency in-charge Vasantha Krishna Prasad, former Rajya Sabha member Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad are among those who paid tributes to the MLA.