Balli Durga Prasad Rao was a Minister in Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet in undivided Andhra Pradesh. (File)
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh:
Tirupati Lok Sabha MP Balli Durga Prasad Rao, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, died at a hospital in Chennai on Wednesday, family members said.
The 65-year old ruling YSR Congress MP was admitted to the hospital in Chennai, three weeks ago after he tested positive for the coronavirus, they said.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, his Deputy K Narayana Swamy, Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy and several MLAs from Chittoor District expressed shock and condoled the death of Mr Prasad.
He was a Minister in the Chandrababu Naidu Cabinet in the undivided Andhra Pradesh.