YSR Congress leader Y.S.Vivekananda Reddy passes away

YSR Congress party leader and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy on Friday passed away due to cardiac arrest. He was 68.

He suffered cardiac arrest at his residence in Pulivendula town of Kadapa district.

Reddy was the younger brother of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

He is survived by wife and a daughter.

Reddy was twice elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Pulivendula constituency in 1989 and 1994. 

In 1999 and 2004 he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Kadapa on Congress party ticket

Vivekananda was also elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council in 2009 and served as Agriculture Minister in Kiran Kumar Reddy cabinet.

In 2009, Reddy was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. In 2010, he became Agriculture Minister in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet headed by N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.