Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee secretary leader G. Narendra Yadav succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday morning. He was undergoing treatment at Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda. He was 53 years old.

Recently, Yadav, a resident of Ghosa Mahal, a suburb of the city, took part in a relief programme for Covid patients. It is said that during the programme, he got infected with Coid-19.

According to the Congress leaders, they have asked all those people who were involved in the relief work with him to get home quarantined and also tested.

“He was a very healthy person and active person. We are totally shocked,” said Anil Kumar Yadav.

“We were in touch with him during the relief programme. He is a warrior of the Congress party. He was a very cheerful person and had a peculiar identity for himself. We have lost a great person,” said Yadav.

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In a condolence message, Congress National spokesperson Sravan Dasoju tweeted “It is shocking and saddening that  one of our active senior leaders of @INCTelangana Shri Narender Yadav died due to #COVID19. May his soul rest in peace and condolences to his family and friends…His death is great loss to the party @INCIndia.

Many leaders from different political parties are getting affected by Covid-19. On June 6, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) minority cell ex-chairman, Mohammed Sirajuddin succumbed to Covid-19. He died while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad. He was also a member of the Congress Covid Task Force.

Telangana state home minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali also got infected with the virus.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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