As Andhra Pradesh remembers Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, one of its biggest mass leaders, on his first death anniversary, the occasion also brings back the agonising memories of those 24 hours after the helicopter carrying him went missing.
Sep 2, 2009 was like any other day for Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly known as YSR. A day after passing of the budget in the state legislature, he embarked on a journey to launch another innovative public programme, ignoring the advice of his family members to take rest at least for a day.
File photo: Y S Rajasekhar Reddy is attending the Independence Day function in Hyderabad.