'As farmer, I would've felt suicidal too'

By Times Of India on 05 Sep 2017
HYDERABAD: Stating that it is suffocating to live in big cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said his earnest wish is to return to his village and settle there.

The governor said this in his native Nagaram village in Konaraopet mandal of Rajan na Sircilla district on Saturday . He was there to lay the foundation stone for the expansion works of Kodanda Ramalayalam and to also inaugurate various developmental works.

Vidyasagar Rao recalled how he had taken up agriculture several years ago by plan ting a mango orchard, but had to face hardship. "If I had not become an advocate, MLA, minister or governor, there would have been situations that would have made me think of suicide because of the difficulties in agriculture," he said.

He also had the audience in splits when he said, "After I became an advocate, I practised in Karimnagar and became so popular that criminals would approach me for legal help after committing murder."

He said that as a governor, he is the chancellor of 40 universities. But in introductions, it would be mentioned that he had gone to jail. "I went to jail during emergency. But nobody would say that and students would wonder why I was jailed. I noticed this and got this removed from my internet biodata," he chuckled.