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Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Last updated on: September 3, 2009 

Image: Congress workers gather at YSR's residence
Photographs: Snapsindia

The untimely death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy has plunged the state into mourning.

After receiving the tragic news, hundreds of Congress workers gathered at the official residence of Dr Reddy at Begumpet.
Many of the CM's supporters, inconsolable in their grief, wept openly.

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Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Image: People mourn the death of their CM
Photographs: Snapsindia

The chief minister was killed in a helicopter crash in the dense Nallamalla forest.

Across the state, stunned supporters poured out into the streets to express their grief.

 

Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Image: People mourn the death of their CM
Photographs: Snapsindia
The chief minister's welfare schemes had made him immensely popular and the 'YSR factor' was widely credited for the party's stupendous performance in the assembly and Lok Sabha polls in AP.

Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Image: The national flag hoisted at half-mast
Photographs: Snapsindia
The tricolour was hoisted at half-mast atop the state secretariat in Hyderabad. The state has announced five-day mourning for the late CM.

Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Image: Senior police officials at Wesley's residence
Photographs: Snapsindia
Senior police officials of the state visited the residence of CM's Chief Security Officer Joh Wesley, who was also killed in the helicopter crash, to express their condolences to his family.

Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Image: Family members of co-pilot M S Reddy

The family members of co-pilot M S Reddy, who was killed in the helicopter crash, mourn his demise.

Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Image: Family members of Principal Secretary P Subramanyam

The grief-struck family members of Principal Secretary P Subramanyam, who died in the chopper crash, at his Hyderabad residence.