NELLORE: On Tuesday, the mortal remains of Andhra Pradesh minister Mekapati Gowtham Reddy were brought from Hyderabad to Nellore, his native district.
The body was airlifted from Hyderabad's Begumpet Airport to Nellore Parade Grounds and then to his home, where it was kept for visitors to pay their respects. In a special chopper, members of the minister's family accompanied the body. As a big number of mourners lined up to pay homage, a cloud of sorrow descended on his home in Nellore.
Ministers, legislators, other public officials, and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leaders and workers paid their tributes at Gowtham Reddy's home. Reddy's supporters from Atmakur, Reddy's constituency, also showed up in force.
Gowtham Reddy, the state minister for industries, commerce, and information technology, died of cardiac arrest at his home in Hyderabad on Monday morning. He was 49 years old. On Wednesday, the minister's final rites would be performed with full state honours in Udayagiri, Nellore district.
Krishna Arjun Reddy, Gowtham Reddy's son, is slated to arrive in Nellore from the United States on Tuesday evening. The funeral will be attended by Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who flew to Hyderabad on Monday to pay his respects.