His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu
Thiru. Dr. K. Rosaiah
Sri Konijeti Rosaiah was born on 4th July, 1933 in a middle class agricultural family from Vemuru in Guntur District. He graduated in Commerce from Hindu College, Guntur. Elected as General Secretary, Students Union of Hindu College, Guntur in 1952. He was first elected as Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council in 1968 and re-elected in 1974 & 1980. Acted as Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. From 1977-79. He was the Leader of the Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from 1978 to May, 1979 and again from 1983 to till the abolition of Legislative Council in 1985. Held the Portfolio as Minister for Roads & Buildings in the Cabinet of Dr.M.Chenna Reddy from 1979-80.
Held the Portfolio as Minister for Housing, Transport in the Cabinet of Sri T.Anjaiah in 1980-81. Held the Portfolio as Minister for Home in the Cabinet of Sri K.Vijayabhaskar Reddy from September 1982 to January 1983. Held the Portfolio as Minister for Finance, Power, Transport, Higher Education, Handlooms & Textiles and Legislative Affairs in the Cabinet of Dr.M.Chenna Reddy from December 1989 to December 1990.
Held the Portfolio as Minister for Medical & Health in the Cabinet of Sri.N.Janardhan Reddy in 1991-92. Held the Portfolio as Minister for Finance, Power and Medical & Health in the Cabinet of Sri K.Vijayabhaskar Reddy in 1992-94. Served as President, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee during 1995-97. Elected to the Lok Sabha from Narasaraopet Constituency in the year 1998 and served on various Parliamentary Committees. Held the Portfolios as Minister for Finance, Planning, Legislative Affairs, Health, Medical & Family Welfare Departments in the Cabinet of Dr.Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy from 2004-2009. Recipient of Doctorate from the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam during October, 2007. He was elected as M.L.C. from Assembly Constituency in 2009. Again he was inducted in the Cabinet of Dr.Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy & held the portfolios of Finance, Planning & Legislative Affairs from May, 2009 to 3rd Sep 2009. He was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 3rd September 2009 to 24th November, 2010. He assumed charge as Governor of Tamil Nadu on 31st August 2011.