New Delhi/Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], January 11 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has expressed grief on the passing away of veteran journalist Turlapati Kutumba Rao.
Rao, 89-year-old, passed away at around 12.30 AM in Vijayawada on Monday.
"I have had long association with Sri Rao, who was a multi-faceted personality and an institution by himself--a freedom fighter, social worker, writer, renowned journalist and a great human being..."
"During my recent visit to Vijayawada, Sri Rao had called on me at Swarna Bharat Trust, where I was staying. I had a lively discussion on a wide variety of topics with Sri Rao, who looked quite energetic and enthusiastic like always," the Vice President said in a statement.
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu also expressed their condolences over Rao's demise. (ANI)