Rosaiah -- A low profile, non-controversial leader

K Rosaiah, who was today sworn-in as Chief Minister, is the senior most Congress leader who has been a minister in successive Congress governments since 1979.

77-year-old Rosaiah, a low profile and non controversial leader, has held various portfolios under different Chief Ministers but he is most popular as the Finance Minister.He, in fact, set a record by presenting as many as 15 Budgets to the Assembly.

Born in July 1933 at Vemuru in Guntur district, the Commerce graduate has been active in politics since his student days in the Hindu College, Guntur.

A low profile and non-controversial leader, he was a close follower of the late parliamentarian and farmers leader Prof N G Ranga.

Rosaiah, who belongs to the Vaishya community, served as a member of AP Legislative Council in 1968, 1974 and 1980 and became a Minister for Roads and Buildings in 1979 under Marri Channa Reddy.

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