Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Telangana Palvai Govardhan Reddy died early today after suffering a heart attack while travelling in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. He was 80. His body will be brought to his New Delhi residence, where it will kept today, and will be taken to Hyderabad, where he will be cremated tomorrow. According to family sources, Reddy, who was accompanied by his wife, was going by car to Kullu to attend a parliamentary committee meeting when he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Reddy was five-time MLA from Andhra Pradesh. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed deep sorrow and grief at the untimely demise of the veteran Congress leader. “He was a very seasoned parliamentarian and has richly contributed to the proceedings, both in the Legislative Assembly and Parliament, of which he remained member from time to time in his long span of political career. In his death, the Congress Party has lost a great parliamentarian and a leader,” he said. Azad also expressed his deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family.