Former Union minister passes away

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister G Venkataswamy (85), fondly addressed as Kaka, breathed his last on Monday following prolonged ill health.

Born on October 5, 1929 here, Venkataswami fought for freedom and waged a battle against the erstwhile Nizam regime. He served as Union labour minister and was a CWC member. His sons G Vivek and G Vinod were also involved in active politics.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Governor E S L Narasimhan described him as great Parliamentarian.

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