Former AP Forest Minister Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy passes away at 73
Former minister and TDP leader Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy has passed away. He was taken ill for some time and passed away at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad. TDP chief Chandrababu and leaders expressed grief over his death.
Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy (15 April 1949 – 6 May 2022) was an Indian politician elected to serve as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Srikalahasti constituency in Andhra Pradesh, India, between 1989–1994, 1994–1999, 1999–2004, 2009–2014, and since 2014. He represented the Telugu Desam Party.
Chandrababu was deeply saddened by the death of Telugu Desam Party senior leader and former minister Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy. He started his career as a lawyer. He joined the Telugu Desam Party as per the call of NTR and won five times as an MLA from Srikalahasti.
Bojjala’s death is a huge loss to the Telugu Desam Party. Peace be upon the Holy Spirit of the barren. I offer my deepest condolences to the family, “said Chandrababu.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed deep grief over the death of Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy. He lamented the loss of a political colleague and close friend who had worked with him during the TDP regime in the Commonwealth.
After coming to the state of Telangana .. Bojjala suffering from illness went to his residence and KCR recalled the memories he visited. He expressed deepest sympathies to the family members.
Gopalakrishnareddy was born on April 15, 1949 in Urandur near Srikalahasti. His father Ganga Subbarami Reddy also served as Srikalahasti MLA.
Gopalakrishnareddy obtained his BSc degree from Srivenkateswara University in 1968. He received his law degree in 1972. After marriage he came to Hyderabad for law practice. He later made an entry into politics.
Bojjala contested as a TDP candidate from Srikalahasti in 1989, 94, 98, 2009, 2014 and won as an MLA. From 1994-2004, Chandrababu was the Minister of IT in the Cabinet and the Minister of Roads and Buildings. It then lost the 2004 election. Srikalahasti was again elected as an MLA in the 2009 elections. After winning the 2014 elections again after the partition .. Chandrababu served as the Minister of Forests in the Cabinet.
In the 2019 elections, Gopalakrishnareddy did not contest the elections. He was defeated when his son Sudhir Reddy was elected as his successor. After that he fell ill. On Bojja’s birthday last month, Chandrababu went home, cut a cake and wished him well.