Noted senior activist Professor Keshav Rao Jadav, who was one of the early proponents of Telangana state, passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Hyderabad. Rao was reportedly unwell and was admitted in the hospital, he was 85.
Expressing his sorrow, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recalled Keshav Rao's contributions towards achieving the statehood for Telangana.
Minister for IT, KT Rama Rao too expressed his condolences.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote. "My deep condolences on the demise of Sri Keshav Rao Jadhav Saab. His relentless struggle for Telangana would be remembered." (sic)
Keshav Rao had led the People's Union of Civil Liberties that worked to uplift the marginalized communities. He played a significant role in the 1960s and 70s for the Telangana struggle, and also played a major role in organizing people for the cause.
President and founder of Telangana Jana Samithi, Professor Kodandram also expressed sorrow over Keshav Rao's demise.