Allagadda, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family including mother Y S Vijayamma, paid their last respects to Sobha Nagi Reddy, who died following a road accident.

The YSR family with whom Sobha had close affinity, paid floral tributes to the departed leader and consoled her family members, especially her two daughters and son.

Mr Reddy, Vijayamma and Sharmila cancelled their campaign schedules in the last two days following the tragedy and rushed back to Hyderabad yesterday.

Allagadda, the native place of Sobha, turned into a sea of humanity as tens of thousands of people bid a tearful farewell to the YSR Congress leader and Allagadda sitting MLA.

The slogans 'Shobakka Amar Rahe' rent the air as her son Jagat Vikhyat Reddy lit the pyre followed by police gun salute with a massive gathering of people witnessing the last rites. People from all walks of life cutting across party lines rushed to the town to mourn the death of a leader who was affectionately called 'Sobhaakka' in and around Allagadda.

As the final journey began from Sobha Nagi Reddy's house, thousands followed the course with some of them sobbing and others recalling her services to the people of the constituency.

(Posted on 26-04-2014)