Hyderabad: V Vasudeva Deekshitulu, who was the former chairmen of the Andhra Pradesh Press Academy, had passed away here on Friday. He was survived by his wife and three daughters. He was 76-years-old.

Vasudeva had worked as the Editor of the Andhra Pradesh local daily Andhra Prabha and was later the chairman of The Andhra Pradesh Press Academy. He had been ill for some time and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. While undergoing treatment he suffered a stroke and breathed his last.

The funeral is scheduled to take place on Saturday, as said by his family.

The YSRCP Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Senior YSRCP Leaders also express their condolences over the demise of V Vasudeva Deekshitulu.