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Former Karnataka Governor K Rosaiah dies at 88

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Hyderabad: A strong Congressman and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah passed away on Saturday. He was 88.

Konijeti Rosaiah died of cardiac arrest due to low blood pressure at his residence in Banjara Hills. He was shifted to hospital where he was declared as brought dead.

Born on July 4, 1933 at Vemuru village of Guntur district, Rosaiah was in politics for 60 years. It started at Hindu College in Guntur district as a student union leader while studying commerce. Later as a disciple of Swatantra Party leader N G Ranga, Rosaiah further joined the Congress party and was a four-term member of the state legislative council in 1968, 1974, 1980 and 2009 and was twice elected a member of the legislative assembly of the undivided Andhra Pradesh in 1989 and 2004 from Chirala assembly constituency in Prakasam district. He was also elected a Member of Parliament (MP) from Narsaraopet parliamentary constituency in 1998.

After the demise of CM Y S Rajashekar Reddy in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009, he took over as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and served till November 4, 2010.

He also served as a Governor of Karnataka (additional charge) and Tamil Nadu from 2011 to 2016.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and other leaders have condoled his death.

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