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CM KCR mourns the death of former Zaheerabad MLA Chengal Baganna

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed grief over the death of former Zaheerabad MLA Chengal Baganna.

The CM said that Chengal Baganna had dedicated his life to the service of the people and was a role model for today’s generation. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Chengal Baganna died at midnight on Friday at a hospital in Hyderabad while undergoing treatment.

He was the only non-Congress leader to win from Zaheerabad. He contested from TDP against Congress candidate P Narasimha Reddy in the 1994 assembly elections.

He also contested the 2004 assembly election against Fariduddin but lost.
Baganna, who later joined the BJP, contested as a MP candidate from Zaheerabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2009, but lost.

He is known for his simplicity and does not even have his own house. He lived in his rented house in Zaheerabad town till his last breath.

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