Tamil Nadu Governor Shri K.Rosaiah relieved
The Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri K Rosaiah has been relieved and Governor of Maharashtra is to hold additional charge.
The Press Communique issued by the Rashtrapathi Bhavan says that Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra to discharge the functions of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Tamil Nadu are made vice Shri K. Rosaiah, who completed his tenure on 30th August 2016.
About Shri K. Rosaiah:Rosaiah was born in an Agricultural family in Vemuru, Guntur District, in Andhra Pradesh.He graduated from Guntur Hindu College, Andhra University in Commerce. While he was studying in Guntur, he was elected as the student leader and thus entered into politics.
Rosaiah is a political disciple of Swatantra Party leader and independence activist N.G. Ranga.He was elected as MLC in 1968, 1974, 1980 and 2009 and as an MLA in 1989 and 2004 from Chirala assembly constituency. In 1998, he was elected as MP from Narasaraopet. During his long political career he had interacted and worked closely with most of the Prime Ministers of India including Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
As Governor of Tamil Nadu
On 26 August 2011, President Pratibha Patil, appointed Rosaiah as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu succeeding Surjit Singh Barnala. Rosaiah was sworn in as Governor on 31 August 2011 by the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.