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Teary farewell to GITAM icon

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The mortal remains of founder president of GITAM University and MLC MVVS Murthi, who died in a car accident last Tuesday in the US, was cremated with state honors on the beachfront near GITAM campus on Sunday

Visakhapatnam: The mortal remains of founder president of GITAM University and MLC MVVS Murthi, who died in a car accident last Tuesday in the US, was cremated with state honors on the beachfront near GITAM campus on Sunday.

After arrival of Murthi's body at 7.30 am, ministers and MLAs offered floral tributes to the departed leader.

Then the body was shifted to his residence at Kanchana in Waltair Uplands. A large number of Telugu Desam Party leaders, friends, relatives and educationists paid tributes to him.

In the afternoon, the body was placed at the TDP office at Daspalla Hills, where the party cadre came out in large numbers to pay their last respects.

Thousands of people followed the last journey of Murthi from the party office to the funeral site.

The state government allotted 1,200 sq yards land to the family members to construct a memorial for the departed educationist.

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