Hyderabad: Kanthamaneni Uma Maheshwari, daughter of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, committed suicide on Monday. He was found hanging at his residence in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Uma Maheshwari was the youngest among the 12 children of NTR. On getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot and sent the body to the local government hospital for post-mortem and PME. A case under section 174 of CrPC has been registered and an investigation is on.
As the news spread, TDP President and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh and other relatives reached Maheshwari’s residence. Uma is Chandrababu Naidu’s wife Nara Bhuvaneshwari and sister of former Union Minister and BJP leader Daggubati Purandeswari.
ANTR had eight sons and four daughters. Maheshwari was the youngest of four daughters. Recently, the family members met at the wedding of the daughter of the deceased. NTR’s three sons have already passed away.
NT Rama Rao was popularly known as NTR. The actor-turned-politician had formed the TDP in 1982 and within nine months led the party in then-undivided Andhra Pradesh. NT Rama Rao breathed his last in 1996 at the age of 72. A few months before his death, NTR was thrown out of power following a rebellion led by his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu.