Several stories had appeared after Sr. N.T.Rama Rao's death, regarding what happened that night before he died. According to his widow, Lakshmi Parvathi, NTR was shocked at the way he was treated by Chandrababu and others. In the evening before his death, lawyers from the Court came and told him that the funds of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) can no longer be controlled by him. The news led to his depression and a massive heart attack, she said. Even former Congress leader, Nadendla Bhaskar said something similar as the cause of his death.