Senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker and former CPI party leader Nomula Narasimhaiah died of a heart attack after suffering from post-Covid-19 complications at Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad.

On December 1, 2020, while undergoing treatment in the hospital, Nomula Narsimhaiah breathed his last at about 5.30 am.

Narasimhaiah, who represented Nagarjunasagar assembly constituency in Telangana's Nalgonda district, suffered from Covid-19 and was in the hospital for over a month. Though he tested negative for the virus later, he was still suffering from breathing problems.

After his death, audio claiming Nomula Narasimhaiah's purported last message started circulating on various social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp.

When translated from Telugu, the audio states that he addressed his friends and communist leaders. He seems to have appealed to his family to send him off as a CPI leader. He also states that he should be clad in a red-colored flag which represents CPI.

This audio was uploaded on the ABN Andhrajyothi website too.

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://youtu.be/pck3pjKUtnA

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/ahmedjanishaik.shaik/posts/817402825720830

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.andhrajyothy.com/telugunews/nomula-narsimhaiah-communist-party-2020120212130156

Fact Check:

The claim that the audio clip contains the last message of Nomula Narasimhaiah is FALSE.

Nomula Narsimhaiah's family members issued a press release denouncing the audio clip. Some political opponents are maliciously creating such fake audios.

https://www.andhrajyothy.com/telugunews/nomula-phone-records-family-members-202012021239103

They said the viral audio is morphed and has no relation to Nomula Narasimhaiah. In a statement, they clarified that this is not his voice. Nomula's family members strongly condemned the campaign by anti-social elements.

Here is an interview of Nomula Narasimhaiah telecasted in ETV YouTube channel in 2018, where we can see that his voice is completely different from that in the viral audio.

Hence, the claim that viral audio contains the last message of senior leader Nomula Narasimhaiah is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Purported last audio message of CPI party leader Nomula Narasimhaiah
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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