K Rosaiah, Former CM of unified Andhra Pradesh, dies aged 88; condolences pour in

K Rosaiah, Former CM of unified Andhra Pradesh, dies aged 88; condolences pour in
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Konijeti Rosaiah, the former Chief Minister of the unified State of Andhra Pradesh, and former Governor of Tamil Nadu died on Saturday morning, ANI reported.

The senior Congress leader passed away while he was being taken to a hospital after he fell ill, news agency PTI reported.

He served as governor of Tamil Nadu between 2011 and 2016. He was briefly named as Karnataka governor for few months during that period, while Vajubhai Vala took over on September 1, 2014.

He retired from politics after his five-year tenure as Tamil Nadu governor came to an end.

In 1968, Rosaiah began his political journey as an MLC. From September 3, he served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, following the demise of YS Rajasekhar Reddy, till November 25.

Meanwhile, condolences poured in from political fraternity across the country after Rosaiah’s demise.

“Pained to hear about the passing away of Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Former Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr. Konijeti Rosaiah, a man of vast experience, knowledge and a veteran statesman,” Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin tweeted.

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