Tomorrow Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Jayanthi

Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, also known as YSR, was a prominent Indian politician and the 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009. He was a member of the Indian National Congress and was known for his populist policies and charismatic leadership.

Early Life and Career:

Born on July 8, 1949, in Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh
Completed his medical degree from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Entered politics in 1978, inspired by Indira Gandhi
Held various positions in the Congress party, including President of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (2004-2009):

Led the Congress party to a landslide victory in the 2004 elections
Implemented several populist schemes, including free electricity for farmers, loan waivers, and pension schemes for the poor
Initiated development projects, such as the Jalayagnam project for irrigation and the Rajiv Arogyasri healthcare program
Was known for his accessibility and responsiveness to the people, earning the nickname "YSR Garu"

Awards and Recognition:

Received the "Best Chief Minister" award from the CNN-IBN and India Today groups in 2007
Conferred with the honorary doctorate by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 2008

Personal Life:

Married to Vijayalakshmi, with two children, Jagan Mohan Reddy and Sharmila
Passed away in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009, in the Nallamala Forest, Andhra Pradesh


Remembered as a champion of the poor and marginalized
His policies and schemes continue to influence Andhra Pradesh politics
His son, Jagan Mohan Reddy, is currently the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, carrying forward his father's legacy.

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