K Uma Maheshwari, the fourth daughter of former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao, passed away on Monday at her home in Jubilee Hills, allegedly by suicide.
According to reports, Uma Maheshwari had health concerns and had been receiving therapy for a while. She was reportedly discovered hanging from her bedroom’s ceiling fan in her Hyderabad home on Monday. The body was relocated by the Jubilee Hills police to a nearby government hospital for an autopsy while a case was being registered, as per reports.
Police are investigating after filing a case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Police believe she may have ended her life after falling into depression due to her medical problems. More information about the case is yet to be disclosed.
She was one of 12 children of NTR and the youngest of four sisters. Her two sisters, Nara Bhuwaneswari, president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and spouse of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, and Daggubati Purandeswari, former Union minister and BJP leader, quickly reached Maheshwari’s house along with Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh, and other family members.
According to family sources who spoke to IANS, N Balakrishna, a Tollywood actor, and TDP politician, and other family members who reside abroad have been notified.
NT Rama Rao, better known by his initials, NTR, was one of the most celebrated Telugu leaders. After founding the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982 under the banner of Telugu self-respect, the actor-turned-politician set a sort of record by bringing the party to power within nine months and overthrowing the Congress’ one-party dominance in the then-undivided Andhra Pradesh. He passed away in 1996 at the age of 72, just a few months after losing his position of authority as a result of a revolution organised by his son-in-law, Chandrababu Naidu.
Recently, at the daughter of Uma Maheswari’s wedding, several family members gathered for the celebration. Three of NTR’s sons have passed away, including N Harikrishna, an actor, and former minister.
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