The end came in the early hours of Monday. Venkata Ramana previously underwent two by-pass surgeries. He joined the TDP from the Congress just before election and recognising his popularity, Chandrababu Naidu offered him a ticket by sidelining prominent leader Chadalawada Krishnamurthy. He has been hospitalised a couple of weeks ago.
Several leaders, including CM Chandrababu Naidu, Opstn YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, and former Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy expressed their deep condoling. The TDP MLA Venkata Ramana hospitalised in Chennai for heart-related ailments.