Andhra minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy dies of heart attack


Tributes have poured in for Andhra Pradesh Industries and Information Technology Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy after he died of a heart attack in Hyderabad in the early hours of Monday. The 50-year-old politician is survived by his wife and two children.
Mekapati Goutham Reddy

Goutham Reddy had just returned to Hyderabad from Dubai where he had spent 10 days. The Andhra government has set up a stall in the ongoing Dubai Expo in Dubai.

According to NDTV, the statement from the hospital read, “Today morning Mr. Gautam Reddy 50/M was brought to Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills in an emergency. He had collapsed suddenly at home. He arrived into our ER at 07:45am and was unresponsive, not breathing and in cardiac arrest on arrival.”

Reddy reportedly received immediate CPR and advanced cardiac life support in the hospital’s emergency department but remained unresponsive and could not be revived.

Son of a former MLA Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, Mekapati Goutham was first elected to the AP Assembly in 2014 from Atmakuru constituency in the Nellore district. He became a cabinet minister after Jagan Mohan Reddy won a landslide in the 2019 assembly polls.

AP CM condoled his death by terming him as a young ‘promising’ minister.

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