Y S Rajasekhara Reddy
YSR: From an aggressive politician to a mass leader (PTI)
Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who grew from the faction-ridden and often violence-marked politics of Kadapa, steered his party through spectacular victories twice consecutively in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections to emerge its undisputed leader in Andhra Pradesh.
60-year-old Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, widely known as YSR, was equally controversial as he was popular. He was a lot mellowed once he assumed reins of power, compared to the aggressive image he had acquired from his days in student Congress and later as an MLA and MP.
Reddy was impatient with the party High Command when under the late P V Narasimha Rao, Vijayabhaskara Reddy was made the chief minister in the mid-1990s but some sane counsel from the the former Prime Minister softened him to bide his time.
Indian politician Y.S.R. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh minister, killed in jungle helicopter crash: reports (dailynews)
YSR Reddy dies in chopper crash (livemint)
helicopter that killed YSR