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Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah Passed Away; PM, Political Stalwarts Offer Condolences

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Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah Passed Away; PM, Political Stalwarts Offer Condolences © Provided by News18 Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah Passed Away; PM, Political Stalwarts Offer Condolences

The former chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah passed away on Saturday. He was 88-year-old at the time of his death. Konijeti Rosaiah served as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from 2009 to 2010.

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu and a host of others on Saturday expressed profound grief over the demise of Konijeti Rosaiah. I pray for rest to his soul and offer my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, the Governor said in a message.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of K Rosaiah and said that his contributions to public service will be remembered.

In a tweet, Modi said, “Saddened by the passing away of Shri K. Rosaiah Garu. I recall my interactions with him when we both served as Chief Ministers and later when he was Tamil Nadu Governor. His contributions to public service will be remembered. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Rosaiah became Chief Minister of erstwhile united AP on September 3, 2009, following the death of incumbent Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. He served as Chief Minister till November 25, 2010, and became Tamil Nadu Governor in August 2011. The Chief Minister said he was deeply pained by news of Rosaiah’s death.

In his long political career, Rosaiah rendered yeoman services as a legislator, minister, parliamentarian, Chief Minister and Governor. His death is a deep loss to the two Telugu states, Reddy said in a statement. Chandrababu Naidu described Rosaiah as a good administrator and an economic expert.

From a student leader, Rosaiah rose in ranks to become a state Governor. He remained non-controversial throughout his political career,” Naidu observed and recalled his long association with the veteran leader.Jana Sena Party president K Pawan Kalyan noted that Rosaiah had been a blemish-less political leader.

He was a personification of values. He left a distinct mark as a member first of the Legislative Council and later the Legislative Assembly and Parliament. His rich political experience and wisdom will always be remembered, Kalyan said.Expressing grief over Rosaiah’s demise, former Speaker of the Assembly Nadendla Manohar recalled the former led the then united state with adroit acumen when it was passing through testing times.

AP Congress Committee president Sake Sailajanath, state BJP president Somu Veerraju, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan Vice-Chairman Vishnuvardhan Reddy and several others mourned Rosaiah’s death.

Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, state Congress president and MP A Revanth Reddy and several other leaders condoled the death of Rosaiah. Chief Justice of India N V Ramana paid homage to the late leader.

The Chief Minister, who visited Rosaiah’s house in Hyderabad and paid his tributes, instructed the officials to conduct the funeral of the departed leader with State honours, an official press release said.

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