Hyderabad First Mayor Sarojini Pulla Reddy Expires
Congress active leader and Ex-Minister Sarojini pulla reddy, 85 years old, expired on 3rd February 2013 at her residence in Bowenpally location. She was suffering from Pancreatic cancer. Her husband Pulla Reddy, chief medical officer in South Central Railway in 1945, died in 1970.
She was the 1st woman mayor of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad in 1965 and held various ministries in State government between 1978 to 1982, as a minister for municipal administration, Information and public relations, and women and child welfare fields. From Malakpet Assembly division, she was elected twice to the legislative assembly in 1967 and 1972.
She also held various posts and served Congress party and was an active member of congress working committee. For many years, she was the Vice-president of APCC.
Chief Minister, Assembly speaker, and many congress leaders visited and paid tributes at her residence.
Source: Deccan Chronicle