Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao along with his party colleagues and officials felicitated outgoing Governor ESL Narasimhan at Pragathi Bhavan here on Saturday. The Governor treated me as his brother all these years. We shared numerous events during the agitation for Telangana statehood and after the formation of Telangana as well, said Mr Rao.
Recalling the services of Mr Narasimhan, Mr Rao said that the Governor made Raj Bhavan for a common man. “Mr Narasimhan also played a key role in getting the inter-State issues resolved between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.” Mr Narasimhan too became emotional and said that KCR was a personification of humanity and respectful towards elders.
He further said that the Chief Minister was a strong supporter when his mother passed away. “Mr KCR was at Raj Bhavan within 15 minutes after receiving information about my mother's death. He made all the arrangements for her cremation. He stood by his word and even arranged for a helicopter for transporting her last remains for immersion in various rivers,” the Governor said.
Later, the chief minister, ministers, MLAs, senior officials went to Begumpet airport to see him off. Mr ESL Narasimhan received the guard of honour at the airport. Mr ESL Narasimhan along with his wife Ms Vimala Narasimhan flew to Chennai.