Demise of Former TTD PriestJul 21, 2020 04:42 AM
Amid all the conflicts about TTD land dispute and the power struggle, there was unfortunate news of the death of former priest of Tirumala temple Peddinti Srinivasa Murthy Deekshitulu. He was seventy-five and was diagnosed with Covid-19. He was admitted to SVIMs hospital and was undergoing treatment for the last four days.
There are many burning issues related to TTD. Also, the chairman and board members are under serious criticism from the head priest A V Ramana Deekshitulu. There is certainly a conflict within. Also, all the opposition parties are showing dissent in matters related to TTD lands. Jana Sena and BJP are against the policies of the state government and the board members.
Srinivasa Murthy Deekshitulu was a chief priest of the Tirumala Srivari Temple for almost 20 years. He retired last year and was living in Tirupati. As the reason for the death is Covid-19 therefore his body will not be handed over to the family for the final rites. There were condolences from Tirupati MLA Bhumana Krunakar Reddy.