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Arya Vysya Legend Sri.Konijeti RosaiahHounarable Governer of Tamilnadu
Sri.Konijeti Rosaiah Garu born on 4th July 1933 in Vemooru in Guntur District. Rosaiah Garu is graduated from Guntur Hindu College of Andhra University in Commerce. While he is studying in Guntur, he elected as the student leader and thus entered into politics. He elected as MLC in 1968, 1974 and 1980 and with his own talent he became the Minister of cabinet for transportation and Roads and Building for the first time in 1979 under Marri Chenna Reddy. Later he was cabinet minster under T.Anjaiah in 1980 as the Cabinet minister for Transportation and Housing, under K.Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy in 1982 as the cabinet minister for Home, Under M.Chenna Reddy in 1989 as the cabinet minister for Finance, Transportation and Electricity, under Nedurumilli Janardhan Reddy in 1990 as the cabinet minister for Finance ,Health and Education and Electricity, Under K.Vijaya Bhasker Reddy in 1992 as the cabinet minister for Finance ,Health and Education and Electricity, and
from 2004 to present day under Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy as the cabinet minister for Finance . He was the P.C.C president from 1995 to 1997. Once he was elected as MP also from Narasarao Peta in 1998. He is a senior most congress leader in AP and he is one of the rarest living principled and honest politicians in Indian politics today. He is undisputed leader, and was always away from caste or creed politics. He is also one of the most experienced politicians from our community. From last 50 years right from his student hood he was actively involved with politics and he always stayed with Congress party. As a Finance minister he played a vital role in the growth of Andhra Pradesh state.
Sri.Rosaiah Garu introduced state budget for 13 times. He is the only the person in Inidan history to introduce budget for any state for 13 times and 5 consecutive times. He is also the first finance minister in AP history to introduce a whopping budget of above one lakh crores. Sri.Rosaiahgaru served as Finance minister in 70s under Marri Chenna Reddy's CM term, in 80's under Kotla Vijaya Bhasker Reddy's term and presently under Y.S.Rajashekhar Reddy's government. After so many terms of Finance ministry most of the population can't think anyone else as Finance Minister.
Sri.Rosaiah Garu also played a vital role in the Arya Vysya community. He is one of the earliest presidents of Arya Vysya Mahasabha and he played a key role in the development of Arya Vysyas Mother organization and helped to spread the Vasavi Matha's message to the world. He initiated membership drive with very low membership fee and made many members and helped to create permanent fund for the Mahasabha. Though he was busy with political career for last 50 years he associated himself with Arya Vysya Mahasabha and always in touch with the Vasavi community. He always spared his valuable time for attending small and big events in the community in all states in India and he grown as a God father of the community. He earned a great respect with every Vasavi organization and most of them always seek his advice. He played a key role in naming the Nellore district as Potti Sriramulu District and exempting all Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari temples from Endowment.
He is playing a key role in the development of Vasavi Kshetram at Vasavi Matha's birth place Penugonda and providing all the support for the project.
AndhraUniversityconferred Sri.Rosaiah Garu with honorary doctorate in 2007.
Rosaiah Garu married to Smt.Sivalaxmi Garu and has 3 sons and one daughter.