Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy
(8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009), popularly known as YSR
, was a two-time Chief Minister
of the Indian
state of Andhra Pradesh
. His popularity is often attributed to various welfare schemes and development programs he championed for the people of his state. In the words of Yahoo
'YSR was a mass leader who ruled the hearts of people in Andhra Pradesh'. The BBC
has called him a champion of social welfare schemes.
He was elected to the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabha
from the Kadapa
constituency for four terms and to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for five terms from the Pulivendula constituency. His candidature won every election he contested. He led his party to victory in the following general and assembly elections held in 2004. He repeated the feat in 2009. He is the only chief minister of AP to have come back to power after being in office for a full term.
On 2 September 2009, a helicopter carrying Reddy went missing in the Nallamala
forest area. On the morning of 3 September 2009, media reported that the helicopter wreckage had been found on top of Rudrakonda... Read More