Late Chief Minister followers gear up to observe his sixth death anniversary today
Warangal: Exactly six years ago, on September 2, the twin-engine Bell 430 helicopter carrying the then Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy to Chittoor for the launch of Rachhabanda programme crashed into a low hill ending the saga of a charismatic leader, who earned the status of demigod, which no other politician in the State had managed to do so.
YSR death anniversary: What made the Congress leader popular among the masses?
Of few men can it be more aptly said that some people never die. Such immortal souls live through their work, their ideals and accomplishments. September 2nd marks the death anniversary of the late Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
When one looks back at the political history in the state, one can conclude that Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy is undoubtedly the tallest leader the state had ever seen. During the time of NTR, it was believed that he was the most popular chief minister AP had known. However, later realisation dawned upon people that while NTR achieved fame because of his cinema background, YSR, on the other hand achieved popularity through his pioneering schemes aimed at alleviating the suffering of the downtrodden.