Visakhapatnam: The daughter of former Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh K. Rosaiah, P. Rama Devi, said her father was a disciplined soldier and remained loyal to the Chief Ministers under whom he worked.

"He never discussed politics in the home. He joined active politics when I was six years old. I always learned about his politics by reading newspapers. Such was his discipline,'' said Rama Devi.

Her husband Pyda Krishna Prasad who runs a chain of educational institutions in Visakhapatnam said Rosaiah was known for his hard work. He taught moral values to children to make them responsible citizens.

The couple has two sons. The death of their younger son Kaushik in 2002 had shattered the former Chief Minister. He was emotionally stirred and spent some time in Vizag to console his daughter. Later, they formed the Kaushik Memorial Trust on his advice.

Rosaiah passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. He took over as the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh after the death of Y.S Rajashekhara Reddy. He was Chief Minister from September 2009 to November 2010.

Ministers Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao and Botsa Satyanarayana condoled Rosaiah's death. Mr. Rao organized a condolence meeting in Visakhapatnam and paid rich tributes to the former CM. He said Rosaiah was an experienced politician who had created a place for himself in Andhra politics.

Mr. Botsa Satyanarayana, who was Rosaiah's ministerial colleague in the Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy government, said Rosaiah was an upright politician and his death was a huge loss to Andhra Pradesh.

The Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University, Prof. P.V.G.D Prasad, and his colleagues condoled Rosaiah's death at a meeting organized in the university. The university had conferred the former CM with the Doctor of Letters in 2007

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