Uma Maheshwari, daughter of Telugu Desam Party founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, was today found hanging at her residence in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, news agency ANI reported. Uma Maheshwari died by suicide, said Assistant Police Commissioner M Sudarshan.
According to the news agency, the Telangana police has shifted the body to a local government hospital for postmortem. A case is being registered under Section 174 of CrPC and further investigation is underway. She was the youngest among NTR’s four daughters, and also the youngest among her 12 siblings.
Former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s wife and TDP chief Nara Bhuwaneswari, and BJP leader and former Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari are Maheshwari’s sisters. The police further added that Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh are among other family members who are present at Maheshwari’s residence. The 60-year-old Maheshwari was staying with her husband and his family.