The Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of combined Andhra Pradesh who later served as governor of Tamil Nadu passed away today morning due to a cardiac stroke.
According to his family members Tossing experienced a sudden fall in blood pressure in the morning at his Amarpet residence and when he was taken to the Stars hospital he was declared dead.
A bulletin in a hospital said that when the former chief minister was brought to the hospital when he was in an unresponsive state and he was declared dead by 8:20 am.
Born on 4 July 1933, at Vemuru village of Guntur district, Rosaiah was in politics for over six decades. It was started from Hindu College in Guntur district as a student union leader studying commerce.
He became a disciple of Swatantra Party leader NG Ranga and later on, he joined the Congress party. He 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 undivided Andhra Pradesh from 1989 to 2004 from Chirala Assembly Constituency in Prakasam district. He was also elected member of parliament Nasaraopet parliamentary constituency in 1989.
It was during his stint when the Telangana movement was at its peak and led to the formation of a new state Telangana. After his tenure ended as chief minister he kept himself away from active politics and attended social functions occasionally.
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Telangana minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, and Telangana unit chief A Revanth and other leaders expressed their condolences over his demise.
Byline Divya Thearia