Fond memories of presenting my book on ECOLOGY to our then Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajashekar Reddy. PC Chief Minister Peshi archieves, Hyderabad
Pulivendula, in south central Andhra Pradesh, where Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy grew up, falls in the Nandyal diocese.
The Reddys were prominent Christians in this district. YSR’s family converted to Christianity when his grandfather was influenced by British missionaries; the late chief minister was a third generation Christian.
Dr YSR, as he was affectionately known, was a member of the Protestant Church of South India. He was a committed Christian. His father Raja Reddy was also a Christian. They worshipped at the CSI church in their hometown, Pulivendula.
Dr YSR was a very devoted Christian, always attending church whenever they were in their hometown.
Dr YSR read the Bible and prayed every day with Christian discipline. His mother was a very devout lady. She prayed for his success in the first election. Dr YSR always acknowledged his mother’s prayers for his success.
There is no doubt he is with the Lord in heaven. He loved people and people poured their love on him.