Shri S. Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister for Urban Development has condoled the death of Shri P. Upendra, a noted parliamentarian and former Union Minister. In his message he has said, “In Shri P. Upendra’s demise, the country has lost a distinguished parliamentarian, an able administrator and scholarly politician. As a Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, he displayed a great skill as a political leader. He was also a prolific author, who left behind notable publications on national politics of the last three decades. I feel intensely for this loss of a close personal friend. I convey my condolences to Smt. P. Upendra and her children.