People in large numbers bid a tearful farewell to Madhira Brahma Reddy, founder of Madhira Educational Institutions and Telugu Desam Party leader, at his native village Nayanagar in Kodad area.
G. Sukhender Reddy, Nalgonda MP, and N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Huzurnagar MLA, were among those present at the funeral. The funeral pyre was lit by Brahma Reddy's son. His body was brought from Vijayawada around 3 p.m. Reddy was found dead in a hotel room in Vijayawada. Police said he had committed suicide after going missing from Hyderabad on May 25.