Former Union Minister G. Venkataswamy died on 22 December 2014 in Hyderabad, Telangana. He was 85.
He represented the Peddapalli constituency of Andhra Pradesh (present Telangana) and was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.
He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.
About Gaddam Venkataswamy
• He was elected to the Assembly of the undivided Andhra Pradesh in 1950 and held several key positions in the government as well in the party
• During his political-career of more than five decades, he was elected to the State Assembly twice (1957- 62 and 1978-84) and seven times for Parliament (fourth, fifth, sixth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and fourteenth Lok Sabha)
• He served in the congress government led by former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao
• He held Pradesh Congress Chairman for Andhra Pradesh
• Popularly known as Kaka was born on 5 October 1929 in erstwhile Hyderabad state (now in Telangana)
What: died at the age of 85
When: on 22 December 2014