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Bhimavaram, Sept 5 (NSS): Tearful farewell was given to noted industrialist Mr. Mullapudi Harischandra Prasad by his family members, relatives and people here on Monday.
As per his wish, his body was placed on a bamboo made ‘Pade- Edu Katla Savari’ used for ordinary people and taken to the burial ground.
His son Mr. Timmaraju led the funeral procession, followed by his grand children and other family members.
Noted film producer Mr. Daggubati Suresh, TDP leader Ms. Nannapaneni Raja Kumari, former minister Mr. Thummala Nageswara Rao, Andhra Sugars employees and friends and well wishers of the family have taken part in the f unreal procession in a large number. (NSS)

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CM MOURNS P C ALEXANDER

Hyderabad, Aug.10 (NSS): The Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, today expressed profound grief over the death of former Principal Secretary to the then Prime Ministers. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Dr P.C. Alexander. The Chief Minister stated Dr Alexander was also the former Governor of Maharashra, Tamil Nadu and Goa, former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Member of  Rajya Sabha. Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy described late Dr Alexander as one of the most distinguished and respected public servants of the post-Independence era.

The Chief Minister said Dr Alexander was also an outstanding statesman, able administrator and eminent writer. The Chief Minister stated Dr Alexander has the distinction of having held several high positions in public life both at the national and international levels spanning a period of over half a century. The Chief Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. (NSS)

P C Alexander

VIOLENCE WON’T BE TOLERATED, WARNS GOVERNOR
Hyderabad, Aug.6 (NSS): The Governor, Mr E S L Narasimhan, here on Saturday called upon the
people of the State to extend wholehearted cooperation with the government and help restore peace and
normalcy in the agitation-hit State.
Flagging off a peace rally on the Necklace Road here on the occasion of “Hiroshima Day”, the
Governor said violence was not the answer anywhere and at any time and warned that those indulging
in violence and those who were encouraging it would not be spared and dealt with iron hand. He also
called upon every citizen to strive to foster amity among the people. The Governor also released doves
in air on the occasion.
The State CPI secretary, Dr K Narayana, and his party workers, activists of several political
parties and representatives of several institutions were present. (NSS)
Vijayawada, Aug.2 (NSS): The noted writer and poet Vegunta Mohana Prasad popularly called
as “MO” passed away this morning.
The poet suffered brain hemorrhage a few days ago. Mo is a scholar in Telugu and English
literature. His writings ‘City Chinta,’ ‘Punarapi,’ ‘Nishadam’ and ‘Sandhya Bhasha’ have made him
extremely popular and respected.
The 85-year-old literary genius has been ill since some time. He has worked as English lecturer in the
Sidhartha College here. Later, he worked as the head of translations in the Dravidian University in
Kuppam of Chittoor district. He had translated poetry of several Telugu poets into English and also
translated into Telugu several English writings. (NSS)

Hyderabad, July 30 (NSS): The Telangana Vidhyavanthula Vedika has decided to organize birthday celebrations of Telangana ideologue late Prof. Jayashankar on a grand scale as part of the Telangana agitation.

            Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, the Telangana Politica JAC convenor, Prof. Kodandaram, and the Vedika president, Mr Mallepally Lakshmaiah, called upon the people in all the ten Telangana districts to participate in rallies on the occasion. They also said that a public meeting will be held in Akkampet, the birthplace of Prof. Jayashankar at 10 am on August 6. From there, a bike rally would be taken out up to Hanamkonda followed by another public meeting at 2 pm, they added. (NSS)

 

Hyderabad, July 29 (NSS): Former head of the Department of Communication and Journalism, Osmania University, Prof. Abdur Rahim, passed away on Friday morning.

He was 67. He left behind his sorrowing wife, two sons and three daughters.

Prof. Abdur Rahim, who was suffering from paralysis and went into coma a few days ago, died in the Care hospital.

The senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member, Dr K Keshav Rao, visited his body at his residence at Mehdipatnam and paid homage. Several politicians, OU professors, academicians, students and friends visited his body and conveyed their sympathies to his family members.

Prof. Rahim, who had completed his MA and MCJ from Osmania University, joined as a lecturer in 1972 in the Department of Communication and Journalism, OU and retired in 2004. He also served as chairman of Bharat Samachar, an Urdu-English News and Features Agency, Chairman of Press Media” English Daily, Hyderabad, Chairman of Andhra News and Features (ANF), vice-president of Commonwealth Association of Education in Communication and Journalism (CAEJAC) Canada, vice-president of AP Small and Medium Newspapers Federation, Hyderabad and so on.

He had vast experience as researcher and presented many papers in several seminars. He contributed articles to many national and international publications. He also published three books. He had participated in several international conferences and presented 18 international papers. (NSS)