Visakhapatnam: Former Congress MLA Pudi Mangapathi Rao, 63, died in a private hospital in the city on Wednesday morning.
Mangapathi Rao defeated five-time legislator of Telugu Desam Party Kolla Appalanaidu in Uttarapalli in the 2004 Assembly elections.
Uttarapalli Assembly constituency was dissolved in 2009 with the implementation of delimitation.
He was with the YSR Congress Party for some time but joined the TDP last year.
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