Guwahati News Desk: The former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Konijeti Rosaiah, passed away at the age of 88 in the early hours of Saturday in Hyderabad.
According to sources, Rosaiah was rushed to a private hospital by his family, after his blood pressure levels went down drastically. However, he was declared ‘brought dead’ at the hospital.
As per a statement from the Star Hospitals, Rosaiah was brought to the hospital in an unresponsive state and he was passed away at 8.20 am.
Regarding Rosaiah, he started his political career as a member of the Legislative Council in 1968. He was later elected as MLA from Chirala constituency. He held various portfolios during his career and was the longest serving Finance Minister presenting the budget 16 times.
Moreover, he 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.
On receiving the news of Rosaiah’s demise, the Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekhar Rao expressed his condolences on his death and recalled his services to the combined State.
AP Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief over the demise and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members.
Furthermore, all the senior Congress leaders including T. Jayaprakash Reddy, MLA; T. Jeevan Reddy, MLC; K. Jana Reddy, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Ponnam Prabhakar, T. Niranjan also expressed their condolences.