Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister, Jaipal Reddy passed away in Hyderabad at 77.

He was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted in a hospital, where he died at 1.28 am on Sunday.

A four-term MLA, member of Lok Sabha for five terms, and member of Rajya Sabha for two terms, he held several key positions in his career as a parliamentarian since 1984.

Several politicians, including President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi, have taken to Twitter to offer their condolences.