Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have mourned Telugu Desam Party leader and former Union Minister K. Yerran Naidu, who died in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district on Friday.

Mr. Ansari said Mr. Naidu had a long and illustrious political career as an MP, MLA and Union Minister. The people, particularly of Andhra Pradesh, lost a dedicated public servant who was deeply committed to their cause. Dr. Singh described Mr. Naidu as a distinguished parliamentarian and political personality who made a valuable contribution to the public life in Andhra Pradesh.

Ms. Gandhi conveyed her deepest condolences to the bereaved family.