87 year old Penmetsa Sambha Siva Raju passed away this early morning. He was elected MLA for eight times. He fell in the wash room and joined a private hospital four days ago and passed away this morning. He was elected as MLA for eight times in undivided Andhra Pradesh. He worked as a minister in the cabinet of Marri Chenna Reddy. Sambha Siva Raju was political mentor of Minister Botsa Satya Narayana, who is presently active in Jagan Mohan Reddy cabinet. Raju had a long association with the Congress party before joining YSRCP.