An offering of a saree made of gold, weighing over 2 kg, for goddess Yellamma at a temple in Hyderabad is among the many programmes planned for Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s birthday. Rao turns 68 today.
The gold saree said to be 2.5 kg, will be offered by his daughter K Kavitha, who is a Member of the Legislative Council, along with Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.
The minister, like most of his cabinet colleagues, has had a packed schedule, to convey his admiration for his party leader. The mega birthday celebration is seen as an attempt to establish the position of Rao, or KCR, as what his party sees, as the tallest leader in Telangana.
At 8:45 am, Yadav offered prayers at a gurudwara in Hyderabad’s Ameerpet. At 9 am, he prayed at the Balkampet temple where he made the offering of the gold saree.
Fifteen minutes later, he performed rituals at the Ujjaini Mahakali temple.