Jagan, family pay last respects to Sobha

Allagadda, April 25,
2014: YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, honorary president
Y.S. Vijayamma, Y.S. Sharmila, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s wife Y.S. Bharati on Friday
visited the mortal remains of Sobha Nagi Reddy and paid their last respects. 

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

The trio of Jagan
Mohan Reddy, Vijayamma and Sharmila cancelled all their party campaign
schedules in the last two days after hearing the news of Sobha Nagi Reddy’s
death and rushed to Hyderabad on Thursday. The YSR family members earlier
arrived at Allagadda by a special helicopter from Hyderabad.

turns into a sea of humanity

Allagadda turned into
a sea of humanity as tens of thousands of people bid tearful adieu to the YSR
Congress leader Sobha Nagi Reddy who succumbed on Thursday to serious injuries
she sustained in a road accident near the town Wednesday night.  

Slogans ‘Shobakka
Amar Rahe’ rent the air as her son Jagat Vikhyat Reddy lit the pyre followed by
police gun salute as a massive gathering of people witnessed the final rites.
Soon after a posse of policemen fired into the air marking the honours, the son
took three rounds of the pyre and then lit the pyre with a broken heart.

People from all walks
of life cutting across party lines had poured into the town since morning to
mourn the death of a leader who was affectionately called Sobha Akka by the
people in and around Allagadda.  

As the final journey
began from Sobha Nagi Reddy’s house, thousands followed the course with some of
them in sobs and others recalling her services to the people of the
constituency.  A
pall of gloom descended on the Allagadda town since Thursday morning as the
news of Sobha Nagi Reddy’s death spread like wildfire. People, young and old,
men and women alike, were in sobs at the sudden death of promising leader as
they couldn’t digest the news.

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