Veteran Congressman Mulka Govinda Reddy, who served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1958 to 1982 consecutively, passed away after a brief illness at his residence here today.
He was 98. He was survived by seven daughters.
The cremation will take place in the city tomorrow, family sources said.
He was Deputy Leader of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha in 1977-78.
Expert in External Affairs, Mr Reddy was the only Asian member of UN's Working Group on abolition of apartheid in South Africa in 1977.
Hailing from Chitradurga, he was a close associate of former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna during his five-decade-long political career.
He was attracted to socialist movement and was closely associated with Ram Manohar Lohia, Jayaprakash Narayan and S Gopala Gowda while he was a student at Central College here.
He became an MLA for the first time in 1952. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 1958 representing Praja Socialist Party to which Mr Krishna had once belonged. Later he joined the Congress in 1970. UNI RS MSP SW VN1543 NNNN
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