Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: The first Member of Parliament from Guntur constituency SVL Narasimha Rao died here at his house in Krishna Nagar on Wednesday leaving behind his wife, five sons and two daughters. He was 96.

Born on May 24, 1911, Mr. Rao fought as an Independent and defeated Acharya N.G. Ranga (Krushikar Party) in the first-ever elections in 1952 to Guntur Lok Sabha constituency. The Communist Party of India supported him then. He practiced law from 1936 till 2004.He represented the Brodipet ward as a councillor in 1939 and was Bar Association president consecutively from 1965 to 1970. He served jail terms twice during freedom movement.