ELURU: Former Union Minister and TDP leader Bolla Bulli Ramaiah passed away at the age of 92 at Tanuku in West Godavari district on Wednesday morning. He is survived by a daughter and one son.
Bulli Ramaiah reportedly died due to an age-related illness. He joined the Telugu Desam Party in 1992 when the party was founded. He became a Member of Parliament in 1984. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, 1991, 1996 and 1999.
He also served as the Minister of Commerce between 1996 and 1998 as part of the United Front. He served as the Managing Director of Andhra Petrochemicals Limited since 1984 and as the CMD of Tech of Andhra Sugars Limitd. He stayed away from active politics for the last few years due to his indisposition.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu reached Tanuku by helicopter from Vijayawada on Wednesday evening and offered his deepest condolences to Bulli Ramaiah and his family. He said “Bulli Ramaiah’s contribution to the TDP is immense. His death is a deep loss for the party.”
“The death of senior TDP leader and former cabinet minister Bolla Bulli Ramaiah is sad. I pray to God that his soul rests in peace,” said Endowments Minister P Manikyala Rao.The body of Bulli Ramaiah was kept at his residence for the visitors to pay homage. The last rites would be conducted on Thursday. Ministers KS Jawahar, Pithani Satyanarayana and Kamineni Srinivas also paid tributes to Bulli Ramaiah.