MR. SPEAKER: Honourable Members, I have to inform the House of the sad demise of one of our former colleagues Shri Ravi Narayan Reddy.
Shri Reddi was elected to the First Lok Sabha in 1952 from the Nalgonda Parliamentary constituency of the erstwhile State of Hyderabad. He again represented the same constituency in the Third Lok Sabha during 1962-66. In between he was a Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislature during 1957-62:
A veteran freedom fighter, Shri Reddi joined the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930-34 while he was still a student.
A renowned social and political worker, Shri Reddi was deeply associated with the various programmes of the upliftment of the peasantry and other weaker sections of the society. He was a leading light of the famous peasant struggle in Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh.
An able parliamentarian, Shri Reddi lost no opportunity to focus the attention of the House to the problems faced by the peasants and the deprived sections of the society.
Shri Reddi passed away on the 7th September,1991 at Hyderabad at the age of 83.
We deeply mourn the loss of Shri Ravi Narayan Reddi and I am sure the House will join me in conveying our condolences to the bereaved family.
The House may now stand in silence for a short while as a mark of respect to the deceased
The Members then stood in silence for a short while