KARIMNAGAR: Veteran communist leader and former MLA Deshini Chinna Mallaiah died after suffering a heart stroke in Hyderabad on Friday night. The 84-year-old leader was keeping away from politics for some days due to ill health. Mallaiah, joined politics in 1947. Karimnagar MP B Vinod Kumar visited Mallaiash’s house in Hyderabad and paid tributes. CM K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed grief over the death of the death of the veteran leader.