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Mekapati Goutham Reddy dies of heart attack

Mekapati Goutham Reddy dies of heart attack

Andhra Pradesh state industries and information technology minister Mekapati Gautham Reddy died of sudden heart attack at Apollo Hospitals this morning, according to a bulletin from hospital.

The 50-year-old minister was in Dubai to bring in investment for the state and had returned to Hyderabad only on Sunday. 

He complained of chest pain and collapsed at his home in Hyderabad in the early hours of Monday.

He was immediately brought to Apollo hospitals, Jubilee Hills in an emergency condition.

“He arrived into our emergency room at 7.45 am and was unresponsive, not breathing and in cardiac arrest on arrival,” the hospital bulletin said.

Reddy received immediate cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced cardiac life support in the emergency department.

The emergency medicine team and specialists including cardiologists and critical care doctors have attended to him. 

“The CPR was done for more than 90mins. Despite our best efforts he could not be revived. He was declared to have died at 9:16 am,” the doctors said adding that they were supporting his family to the best extent possible in this difficult time.

YSR Congress party president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed deep shock and profound grief over the untimely demise of Mekapati.

Terming Gautham Reddy as a young promising leader who was known to him since early days, the chief minister expressed anguish over the tragic incident and said that words fail to describe the loss of his young cabinet colleague. 

He conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members with a heavy heart.

According to reports, Jagan is rushing to Hyderabad in a special flight to pay tribute to the moral remains of Reddy and express condolences to the bereaved family.

Son of veteran YSRC leader and former MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy from Nellore, Gautham Reddy was born on November 2, 1971.

He represented Atmakur assembly constituency in Nellore district twice – in 2014 and 2019.

Telangana IT and industries minister K T Rama Rao also expressed condolences over the sudden demise of Gautham Reddy.

“Deeply saddened and shocked beyond belief to learn about the sudden demise of dear friend @MekapatiGoutham Garu. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends in this hour of grief. Gone too soon brother. Pray that you rest in peace,” KTR tweeted.


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