Vijayawada, Aug 18: Former member of Lok Sabha, Chennupati Vidya died of heart attack here in the wee hours on Saturday due to age-related ailments.
She is survived by a son and three daughters, family sources said. Vidya (84) was elected to the Parliament as a Congress candidate from Vijayawada constituency in 1980 and in 1989.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed grief over the former MP's death. "Vidya rendered exemplary services as an MP. Her work for women empowerment, in particular, was commendable," the Chief Minister said and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.
Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani), MLA Gadde Ramamohan and others paid homage to Vidya