MR. SPEAKER: Honourable Member, I have to inform the House of the sad demise of one of our former colleagues Shri Raja gopala Rao Boddepalli.
Shri Boddepalli represented Srikakulam constituency of the then State of Madras and later of the State of Andhra Pradesh for six terms during First to Third and again Fifth to Seventh Lok Sabha during 1952-67 and 1971-84 respectively.
Shri Rao rose from Panchayat level to the highest forum of democracy. During his long parliamentary career, he successfully drew the attention of the House to the problems faced by the tribal and other weaker sections of the society. He also served on various parliamentary committees.
A dedicated political and social worker, he took keen interest in the development of co-operative societies.
Shri Rajagopala Rao Boddepalli passed away on 22nd February,1992 at Visakhapatnam at the age of 68 years,
We deeply mourn the loss of this friend, 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 mark of respect to the deceased.
The Members then stood in silence for a short while ---------------