His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah,
|Sri. Konijeti Rosaiah was
born on 4th July, 1933 in a middle class agricultural family in Vemuru
in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. His father Late Subbaiah was
an agriculturist. K. Rosaiah studied B. Com in Hindu College,
Guntur. During his student days he was active in politics and was
elected as General Secretary, Guntur Hindu College Students Union in
1952. He was a staunch follower of veteran freedom fighter N.G.
Ranga. He was elected as member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative
Council in 1968 and in 1974. In 1977 he acted as Chairman of
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.,
and held the post till 1979. From 1978 to Mary 1979 he was leader
of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. When Dr.
M. Channa Reddy became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh he made K.
Rosaiah as a Minister and allotted the Portfolio of Roads and Buildings.
Rosaiah held the post from 1979 to 1980. He was the Minister for
Housing and Transport in the Cabinet of Sri. T. Anjaiah in 1980-81.
From September 1982 to January 1983 he was the Minister for Home in the
Cabinet of Sri. K. Vijayabhaskar Reddy. He acted as the Leader of
Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from 1983 to till the
abolition of Legislative Council in 1985. When Dr. M. Channa Reddy
became the Chief Minister second time in December 1989, he again
included and inducted Sri. K. Rosaiah in his Cabinet and allotted the
Portfolio of Finance, Power, Transport, Higher Education, Handloom,
Textile and Legislative Affairs. After serving as Minister till
December in 1990, K. Rosaiah held the portfolio as Minister for Medical
and Health in the Sri. N. Janarthana Reddy's Ministry in 1991-92.
In 1992-94 Sr. K. Vijayabhaskar Reddy, the then Chief Minister of Andhra
Pradesh inducted Sri. K. Rosaiah in his Cabinet and allotted the
portfolio of Finance, Power and Medical and Health. From 1995-97
Sri K. Rosaiah served as President of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee.
In the year 1998 he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Narasaraopet
constituency and served in various Parliamentary Committees. From
2004-2009 he was the Minister for Finance, Planning, Legislative
Affairs, Health and Medical and Family Welfare in the Cabinet of Dr.
Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy. He was elected as a Member of Legislative
Council from Assembly Constitutency in 2009 and he was again inducted in
the Dr. Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy's Ministry as Minister for Finance,
Planning and Legislative Affairs from May 2009 to 3rd September 2009.
After the then Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy's sudden death Dr.
K. Rosaiah became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 3rd September
2009 and continued till 24th November 2010.
He had the privilege of presenting the State Budget for 16 times which is a record and 7 yeas consecutively. Considering his sincerity, Humbleness, straightforwardness, Dedication for the welfare of the people of Andhra Pradesh, the Anna University, Visakapatnam conferred Honorary Doctorate on K. Rosaiah in October 2007.
After serving the people of Andhra Pradesh for over 5 decades in various capacities as Minister and Chief Minister Dr. K. Rosaiah retired from active politics and assumed office as the 23rd Governor of Tamil Nadu on 31st August 2011. He is a voracious reader and has the habit of reading more than 10 news papers every day. He married Smt. Sivalakshmi and the couple has 2 sons and one daughter.
Raj Bhavan, Chennai-600 022.