Indian politician, Pydikondala Manikyala Rao has  died, The sad news of his death was made public today through a social media briefing:

“Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of Shri Pydikondala Manikyala Rao Garu.

My Deepest Condolences to the bereaved family at this time of grief.”

 

Manikyala Rao died from Covid0-19 complications,He had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Vijayawada for the last one month. He had been on ventilation for quite some time.

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His condition deteriorated recently and finally, he succumbed to the disease on Saturday afternoon. The last rites for his body would be performed according to Covid-19 norms, doctors said.

Pydikondala Manikyala Rao was born on 1962, He was a member of Legislative Assembly for Tadepalligudem and former Endowments Minister for Andhra Pradesh (from 2014 – March 2018).

Until his death he was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Manikyala Rao, who began his career as a professional photographer, later entered into politics as an active worker of the BJP.

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He was elected Member of State Legislative Assembly from Tadepalligudem assembly constituency between 2014 and 2019.

He was one of the two ministers, along with Kamineni Srinivas, in the Chandrababu Naidu cabinet as part of the tie-up between the TDP and the BJP.

He was holding the portfolio of endowments in the Naidu cabinet and played a key role in preventing the sale of TTD properties during that period.

Several TDP, BJP and Jana Sena leaders condoled the untimely death of Manikyala Rao due to Coronavirus.