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.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy. A senior Congress leader, he served as an LS MP 5 times, an RS MP 2 times and as an MLA 4 times.— Congress (@INCIndia) July 28, 2019
We hope his family and friends find strength in their time of grief. pic.twitter.com/3BHVc07OYA
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.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Shri S. Jaipal Reddy, former Union Minister. He was a thinking person’s politician and an outstanding parliamentarian. My condolences to his family and many associates #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 28, 2019
Shri Jaipal Reddy had years of experience in public life. He was respected as an articulate speaker and effective administrator. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and well-wishers in this hour of grief: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 28, 2019
Deeply saddened by the demise of my close friend of 4 decades, Congress stalwart & former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy. He served as Union Minister with distinction in various ministries. An exemplary orator, he was conferred ‘ Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’ in 1998. pic.twitter.com/BTs9phZOER— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) July 28, 2019
Deeply saddened & pained by the sudden demise of one of Telangana’s greatest sons - Shri Jaipal Reddy garu. He was a 4 term MLA, 5 term Lok Sabha MP, 2 term Rajya Sabha MP & a former Union minister. It is a huge personal loss for me & for the @INCIndia family. We will miss him. pic.twitter.com/dvozZgFhf8— Uttam Kumar Reddy (@UttamTPCC) July 28, 2019
I’m sorry to hear about the sad demise of former Union Minister & veteran Congress leader Shri Jaipal Reddy Garu. An outstanding parliamentarian, great son of Telangana, he dedicated his entire life towards public service. My deepest condolences to his family & friends.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 28, 2019
Deeply saddened & pained by the sudden demise of @INCIndia ‘ towering leader & former Union minister Shri Jaipal Reddy.— Arjun Modhwadia (@arjunmodhwadia) July 28, 2019
Though physically challenged but immensely powered by knowledge & hard work, he was friend,philosopher & guide to me & many. RIP#JaipalReddy pic.twitter.com/XkwwLEa1Fl