Famend Telangana folks singer and balladeer Gaddar, identified for his revolutionary songs in the course of the Nineteen Eighties and later throughout Telangana’s statehood agitation, died on Sunday at a personal hospital in Hyderabad. He was 77.
Gummadi Vittal Rao, who glided by the title Gaddar, died attributable to lung and urinary issues and superior age, the hospital mentioned in a press release.
He was affected by a coronary heart illness and was hospitalised on July 20. He underwent a bypass surgical procedure on August 3 and recovered, the hospital mentioned.
Nevertheless, he had a historical past of lung and urinary issues, which, alongside together with his superior age, aggravated, resulting in his loss of life, it mentioned.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi condolled the loss of life of the “iconic poet” and tweeted: “Saddened to listen to in regards to the demise of Shri Gummadi Vittal Rao, Telangana’s iconic poet, balladeer and fiery activist.”
Saddened to listen to in regards to the demise of Shri Gummadi Vittal Rao, Telangana’s iconic poet, balladeer and fiery activist.
His love for the individuals of Telangana drove him to struggle tirelessly for the marginalised. Might his legacy proceed to encourage us all. pic.twitter.com/IlHcV6pObs
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 6, 2023
“His (Gaddar) love for the individuals of Telangana drove him to struggle tirelessly for the marginalised. Might his legacy proceed to encourage us all,” he mentioned.
Gaddar had attended a Congress public assembly addressed by Rahul Gandhi in Telangana’s Khammam on July 2.
Union Minister and Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu and several other different leaders condoled the singer’s loss of life.
Gaddar performed a key function in spreading public consciousness on a number of points and gave an impetus to the Telangana statehood agitation together with his songs, G Kishan Reddy mentioned.
A former naxalite, Gaddar had lived in hiding, together with in forests. Subsequently, he returned to the mainstream and voted for the primary time in his life within the Telangana Legislative Meeting polls in 2018.
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