MVVS Murthy (78), a senior Telugu Desam Party leader and the director of GITAM University, has died in a road accident in the USA.
Murthy, a former Vishakhapatnam MP, was travelling in a van with four other members of his family. At least four of the five people were killed. According to reports, the accident happened when Murthy and his friends were on their way to a wildlife park between California and Alaska on Monday. Murthy went to the USA for a global alumni meet of the GITAM University to be held on October 6.
Beginning as a small businessman in the beverages sector in the 1970s, MVVS Murthy, also known as Goldspot Murthy, carved out a name in the field of education by establishing GITAM Engineering College at Visakhapatnam in 1980 and developed it into a deemed University.
He also entered politics by joining the TDP during the time of NT Rama rao and got elected to the Lok Sabha from the Visakhapatnam constituency. At present, Murthy is a sitting MLC in Andhra Pradesh. His death is a devastating loss to the party and family said Nara Lokesh, General Secretary of the TDP.