Former Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly speaker and senior Telugu Desam Party leader Kodela Sivaprasada Rao died of heart attack on Monday afternoon.
He was admitted to Basavarama Tarakam Hospital at Banjara Hills Road No. 10 by his family members in the morning.
Doctors said his family members admitted him with a complaint of chest pain. They are yet to confirm the death officially.
There are also reports that Kodela had committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence and was rescued at the last minute, before being shifted to the hospital. He was kept on ventilator for some time.
The doctors tried to revive him, but could not succeed and he succumbed an hour later, media reports said.
Further details are awaited.