NTR’s Daughter Uma Maheswari Dies by Suicide
HYDERABAD, (IANS) – Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao’s daughter Kanthamaneni Uma Maheswari reportedly committed suicide here on Aug 1.
Maheswari, 52, hanged herself at her residence in upmarket Jubilee Hills.
Jubilee Hills police received the information about the suicide around 2.35 p.m. after Maheswari’s daughter Deekshita found her hanging in her bedroom. The reasons of suicide are not known.
The death of Uma Maheswari plunged the Nandamuri family into gloom. Youngest among 12 children of the Telugu Desam Party founder, she is survived by two daughters. Former Union Minister and BJP leader Daggubati Purandeswari and TDP President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s wife Nara Bhuwaneswari are her well-known sisters.
Uma Maheswari’s brother popular Tollywood actor and TDP legislator N. Balakrishna, Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh and other family members rushed to Maheswari’s residence.
The deceased’s daughter and other family members who live abroad have been informed.
NTR, as N. T. Rama Rao, is popularly known, was one of the tallest Telugu leaders. He died in 1996 at the age of 72. NTR’s three sons including actor and former minister N. Harikrishna have already passed away.