Sworn in as chief minister following the demise of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash, Rosaiah had served because the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from September 3, 2009 to November 24, 2010.
After stepping down as chief minister, the wizened Congress-man had a two-month stint because the Governor for Karnataka, earlier than serving as Tamil Nadu governor, from 2011 to 2016.
Earlier, he had served as Finance Minister and has the excellence of presenting the state finances for a document 15 instances.
Born in 1933, Rosaiah started his legislative journey as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council in 1968. He has additionally represented Chirala within the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed grief over the demise of Rosaiah, and conveyed condolences to the bereaved relations.