PARSIPPANY, NJ - Warmth, community and deep respect filled the banquet room at Tandoori Flames in Parsippany, when dozens of people came to celebrate YSR - Rajashekara Reddy's 70th birthday, posthumously. 

It was a celebration in honor of a great Indian Politician and Chief Minister of the Regional State called Andhra Pradesh, India.

According to the community gathered there to celebrate, YSR was one of the finest politicians in Indian political history even though he was representing a small state.  He became a role model to many for his effective governance in political democracy. 

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YSR became a chief minister of AP state after spending thirty (30) years with the people after his unique padayatra - which means walking on foot.  The way he governed touched many lives with his policies regarding Health, Education and Agriculture.

Many Parsippany and County officials were in attendance including County Clerk Ann Grossi and her husband Nick; current Councilmen Michael dePierro and Paul Carifi; Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani; Chairman of the Parsippany GOP Lou Valori and former Mayor Jamie Barberio.  

The event was led by Dr. Prabhakar Reddy, brother of Sridath Reddy.  

YSR was born on July 8, 1949.  He was a physician before a politician.  He served the people with his mark i.e. YSRISM. He became Chief Minister for the combined state of AP in 2004 and he became a political demigod of the people throughout the country.  

Sadly, he died tragically in an accident while attending official duty on September 2, 2009.