Hyderabad/Amaravati: Former chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh and veteran Congress leader Konijeti Rosaiah passed away in Hyderabad on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 88.
He died while being taken to a private hospital after he fell ill on Saturday morning.
Rosaiah was born on July 4, 1933 in Vemuru village of Guntur district. He is survived by wife Sivalakshmi, sons KSN Murthy, Subba Rao and daughter Ramadevi.
Rosaiah's political journey began in 1968 as an MLC. In his five-decade-long public life, he was a minister in the cabinets of T Anjaiah, Marri Chenna Reddy, Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy and YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
He also represented Chirala in assembly and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Narasaraopet in Andhra Pradesh in 1999.
He was sworn in as chief minister on September 3, 2009 following the death of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash. Rosaiah continued in the post till November 24, 2010.
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