Konijeti Rosaiah Biodata

Konijeti Rosaiah

Birth Name : Konijeti Rosaiah

Date of birth : 04/07/1933

Place of birth : Vemuru, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Category : Politicians

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 the 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.


Andhra University conferred him with an honorary doctorate in 2007

Governor of Tamil Nadu: 31 August 2011

Preceded by Surjit Singh Barnala

15th Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh: 3 September 2009 – 24 November 2010

Preceded by Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy

Succeeded by Kiran Kumar Reddy

Constituency Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India(MLC)

Position Held

1968-85: Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council

1979-83: Minister, Roads and Buildings, Housing, Transport and Home, Andhra Pradesh

1989-94: Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Minister, Finance and Transport, Andhra Pradesh

1992-93: Leader of House, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

1998: Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99: Member, Committee on Industry Member, Library Committee Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Early Life

After finishing his graduation from the Guntur Hindu College, Rosaiah began his political career under the guidance of 'Swatantra Party' leader and freedom fighter, 'Prof. N.G. Ranga'. He was elected MLC in 1968, 1974 and 1980.

Political 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 are well recognized.

As Chief Minister

After 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.

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