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Former Union minister Jaipal Reddy dies

Former Union minister Jaipal Reddy dies
S Jaipal Reddy. (File)
HYDERABAD, JUL 28 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 7/28/2019 11:27:53 AM IST

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy died at a hospital here in the early hours of Sunday, sources close to him said. He was 77. He was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital, where he died at 1.28 am, a Congress leader told PTI.

Reddy has been a parliamentarian for several decades and held key portfolios in various governments. He was a four-term MLA, member of Lok Sabha for five terms and member of Rajya Sabha for two terms.
Reddy was the I&B minister in IK Gujral government. During the UPA-1 government he held portfolios like urban development and culture. In UPA-2, he was again assigned the urban development ministry. Later, he became minister of petroleum and natural gas but was shifted to the Sc, Tech and Earth Sciences ministries.

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