Andhra's former chief minister's youngest daughter Uma Maheshwari found dead at her residence

Edited By: Tanisha Rajput
New Delhi, India Updated: Aug 01, 2022, 09:46 PM(IST)

Uma Maheshwari’s death was initially attributed to poor health. Photograph:( IANS )

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Rao’s other daughter, Deekshita, reportedly found her hanging in her bedroom in the afternoon and informed police shortly after

Kanthamaneni Uma Maheshwari, daughter of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her upscale Jubilee Hills home on Monday (July 31). Rao’s other daughter, Deekshita, reportedly found her hanging in her bedroom in the afternoon and informed police shortly after. Maheshwari’s death was initially attributed to poor health. The cause of the death is still unknown. Police moved the body to a government hospital for an autopsy after filing a case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The investigation is still going on, IANS reported.

She was the youngest child of Rao’s. Her well-known sisters include former Union Minister and BJP leader Baggubati Purandeswari, as well as TDP President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s spouse, Nara Bhuwaneswar.

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Balakrishna, a well-known Tollywood actor and TDP lawmaker, Chandrababu Naidu and his son, and other family members flocked Uma's home.

NTR, the actor turned politician, was referred to as one of the tallest politicians. He founded the TDP in 1982 under the banner of Telugu pride and brought the party to power in nine months.

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He passed away at 72, a few months after being overthrown by a coup orchestrated by his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu, IANS reported.NTR has eight sons and four daughters. Uma was the youngest of all of them.

At Uma Maheshwari’s wedding recently, a large number of family members attended. Three of NTR’s sons have already passed away, including actor and former minister N. Harikrishna.

(With inputs from agencies)

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