We have lost a perfect gentleman...

A perfect gentleman, an honest human being, a
faithful YSR follower, a dedicated YSRCP party worker, an unflinching friend of
mine, a dear big brother of mine and several others. His passing away is a
loss, not only to his friends and YSRCP but to the society in general. My eyes
are wet as I write this article, and I am sure several other eyes too swell
with tears.

He is someone who you want him - a father, a
husband, an uncle, a brother, and a friend. And someone, who should control a helpless
poor man's destiny, as he was in-charge of YSR's most popular program, Arogya
Sree that suited his compassionate personality.

He was at the forefront of the program, helping
everyone that needed the government's help from their depths of despair, when
they get sick and there was no self-help.

Kiran Kumar Reddy Palicherla was born into a small farming family of Damara
Madugu, Nellore district. He was a Charted Accountant by profession. YSR was
the one that prodded him to get married to a girl from his native place,

Kiran’s association started with YSR on that day and
continued past YSR’s death. I spent a lot of time with Kiran in Houston, TX,
while he was getting treated for cancer in MD Anderson hospital.

He was hopeful that he would continue to serve poor,
but he often used to mention that he did do his best with what God had given him.
He was reminiscent of his experiences with YSR and felt proud. He told me that
his 25 years of association with YSR was good enough for him to move on to
another world.

I met him first time in Hyderabad in YSRCP Central office. I always had lot of
regard for him the moment I saw him and it continued till his death. The times
I spent with him in Hyderabad and in Houston are very close to my heart.

I always believed that he would come out of his
sickness and soar like a phoenix. But, alas he left several of his friends to
sadness, and YSRCP, in the hour of need. I know that several thousand friends
will miss him, along with Jagan Mohan Reddy, who would always inquire of
Kiran’s health with anyone that meets him.

I will always cherish fond memories of Kiran anna. Besides several long hours
that I spent with him in YSRCP office, I spent a lot more time with him in
Houston. I was there to pick up and drop him off the last time he was in the
US. I will miss his kindness, his passion to help the needy, his friendship,
and his faithfulness to YSR and Jagan Mohan Reddy.

May God rest his soul in peace!

-Gurava Reddy, Atlanta

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