Telugu Desam leader and former Andhra Pradesh minister, Devineni Nehru (Rajasekhar), died of cardiac arrest. He was 63.
A powerful youth leader, Devineni Nehru has been part of the TDP since its formation in 1982 by the TDP supremo and leading star NT Rama Rao.
He was elected MLA from Kankipadu in 1985, 1989 and 1994 and served as a minister in the NT Rama Rao cabinet.
After switching over to the N Chandrababu Naidu camp in 1996, when the TDP split, he later joined the Congress.
Nehru lost the elections in 1999 but was later elected in 2004 and defeated in 2009 and 2014.