Congress former MLA Brahmanapalli Balaiah deceased of a heart attack late on Thursday in Hyderabad.
Born in 1930 in Brahamapalli in Kamareddy, Balaiah had served as Municipal councillor and Municipal vice-chairman. Touched by his dedication to the party, former prime minister Indira Gandhi offered him MLA ticket from Kamareddy. After being selected as MLA, Balaiah used to visit Hyderabad from Kamareddy in the bus. It is also said that he rejected 600 square yards of land granted him by the government at Jubilee Hills as he did not have Rs 20,000 to pay for the land