Andhra Pradesh MLC, former Vishakhapatnam MP and Gitam University director MVVS Murthy died in a car accident in the United States of America on Tuesday. Murthy was travelling with four others from California to Alaska to visit a wildlife safari near Anchorage when their car collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction. Four people, including Murthy, died in the accident while Kadiyala Venkata Ratnam, a social entrepreneur has been admitted to the hospital in a serious condition.
According to reports, two of them died on the spot while two others lost their lives on the way to the hospital. The other deceased have been identified as Basava Punnaiah, Veeramachineni Sivaramakrishna and VBR Chowdary. “The sudden demise of senior leader & MLC MVVS Murthy Garu is a devastating loss to the party and family,” said TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh. “An unwavering champion for education and employment creation, he touched many lives with his deep compassion and empathy. His was a life well-lived!”
Murthy was in the US for the last few weeks and was scheduled to attend a Gitam University alumnus meet in California on October 6. MVVS Murthy was a two-time Lok Sabha MP from Visakhapatnam constituency.