Ratakonda Sagar Reddy (66) who represented the Madanapalle constituency as the TDP MLA between 1994-99 died at Apollo Hospital, Chennai on Saturday. Reddy who was suffering from some respiratory problem was shifted to Chennai from Bangalore in February for emergency treatment.

Sagar Reddy was a three-time sarpanch before be was elected as legislator on the TDP ticket and played an active role in the party.

District TDP leaders expressed shock at his premature demise and said his death would be a great loss to the party in an election year.

Expresses grief

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has expressed grief over the demise of Madanapalle former MLA Sagar Reddy.

Sagar Reddy represented the constituency during 1994-99.