ANDHRA PRADESH

Many attend CPI(M) leader's funeral

NALGONDA, DEC. 6. Leaders of different political parties and thousands of people took part in the funeral procession of the veteran CPI(M) leader, Mallu Venkata Narashimha Reddy, here today.

The procession began at the CPI(M) office and passed through important localities of the town before reaching Panagal where the last rites were performed.

Earlier in the day, a public meeting was held, which was attended by leaders of various parties -- Sitaram Yechuri, Koratala Satyanarayana, B.V. Raghavulu, J. Ranga Reddy, N. Narasimhaiah, Palla Venkat Reddy, R. Damodar Reddy, G. Sukendar Reddy, B. Lingaiah, K. Pavan Kumar and others.

Speakers recalled the contributions of Venkata Narashimha Reddy and how he had toiled for the uplift of masses. They exhorted youth to follow his footsteps.

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