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Who was Konijeti Rosaiah?

Konijeti Rosaiah (4 July 1933 – 4 December 2021) was an Indian politician who served as the 15th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from 2009 to 2010. He also served as the Governor of Karnataka for two months and the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 2011 to 2016.

He was previously an MLC, MLA, and MP from the Indian National Congress numerous times and handled many ministerial posts over his long political career spanning over half a century. He is one of the most experienced political leaders in the state of Andhra Pradesh and his role as the Finance minister is very well recognized.

Former Chief Minister of unified Andhra Pradesh K. Rosaiah passes away

Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and former Chief Minister of the unified State of Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah passed away in Hyderabad in the early hours of December 4 after a brief illness.

Family members rushed him to a private hospital after his blood pressure levels went down drastically. He has been declared brought dead at the hospital.

A statement from the Star Hospitals said that he was brought to the hospital in an unresponsive state and he was passed away at 8.20 am. His last rites are likely to be performed on December 5 in Hyderabad.

Rosaiah, 88 years, was one of the most senior Congress leaders and had served in the Cabinets of several Chief Ministers including K. Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy and Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. Rosaiah had a record in placing the budgets on the floor of the Assembly as Finance Minister.

After the sudden death of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in 2009, Rosaiah, the then Finance Minister, was elevated as Chief Minister before being made the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Konijeti Rosaiah Biography, Wiki

 Former Chief Minister of unified Andhra Pradesh K. Rosaiah passes away
Former Chief Minister of unified Andhra Pradesh K. Rosaiah

Konijeti Rosaiah is former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was born on July 4, 1933 at Vemuru, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is Spouse of ‘Sivalaxmi’. He has three children ‘K S Subba Rao’, ‘P Rama Devi’ and ‘K S N Murthy’.

Rosaiah was born in a middle-class Agricultural family in Vemuru, near Tenali in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh He graduated from Guntur Hindu College, Andhra University in Commerce. While he was studying in Guntur, he was elected as the student leader and thus entered into Politics.

Born4 July 1933
Vemuru, Madras Presidency, British India
Died4 December 2021 (aged 88)
Hyderabad, Telangana
Political partyIndian National Congress (until 2011)
Spouse(s)Konijeti Sivalakshmi​​(m. 1950)​
Children4
ResidenceAmeerpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Konijeti Rosaiah Career

In 1998, he was elected as MP from Narasaraopet. During his long political career he had interacted and worked closely with most of the Prime Ministers of India including Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Rosaiah was the President of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee from 1995 to 1997.

He presented the state budget 16 times, including 7 times in a row, a record in the country. He served as a finance minister under ‘Marri Chenna Reddy’, ‘Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy’, ‘Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy’ and ‘Y. S. Rajashekhara Reddy’.

In his tenure as Finance Minister in Chenna Reddy’s cabinet, he ensured that teachers received retirement benefits. Rosaiah is well known for adhering to strict fiscal management principles and effective mobilization & utilization of government funds. His contribution to the state as its longest-serving finance minister is well recognized.

After the demise of Y. S. Rajashekhara Reddy, Rosaiah took over as the Chief Minister. He is often credited for the effective management of the flood situation during October 2009, the law and order situation with respect to the Telangana agitation which started in December 2010, effective budgetary management, streamlining of the delivery systems of welfare programs, etc.

On 26 August 2011, President Pratibha Patil, appointed Rosaiah as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu succeeding Surjit Singh Barnala. Rosaiah was sworn in as Governor on 31 August 2011 by the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.

Konijeti Rosaiah Personal Life

He was married on 4 June 1950 to Smt Sivalakshmi. He has 3 sons and 1 daughter. Sons are KS Subba Rao and KSN Murthy and their daughter is P Rama Devi.

His socio-cultural activities include helping the underprivileged. He is also a good orator. He was also a member of the spices board in the year 1998. His profession includes Agriculturist, trader, and industrialist.

Rosaiah died on 4 December 2021 in Hyderabad, Telangana after a brief illness.

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Who was Konijeti Rosaiah?

Konijeti Rosaiah (4 July 1933 – 4 December 2021) was an Indian politician who served as the 15th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from 2009 to 2010. He also served as the Governor of Karnataka for two months and the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 2011 to 2016.

How did Konijeti Rosaiah die?

Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and former Chief Minister of the unified State of Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah passed away in Hyderabad in the early hours of December 4 after a brief illness.

How old was Konijeti Rosaiah?

Konijeti Rosaiah died at 88 years old.

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