Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday called the late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao "guiding force of economic reforms" while paying tributes to him on his 95th birth anniversary.
Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, Finance Minister E Rajender and several other leaders also paid rich tributes to the late Congress leader at 'PV Gyan Bhoomi', which houses Rao's memorial, here.
The event was organised by the Telangana Government. Family members of Rao were present on the occasion.
There has been a demand from the late Prime Minister's family and fans that he should be given Bharat Ratna.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called Narasimha Rao a 'Telangana bidda' (son of the soil) who rose from village sarpanch to the Prime Minister. The whole country is proud of Rao, the CM said in a statement.
He also said that Narasimha Rao would have a permanent place in the history as the guiding force of economic reforms. Telangana Congress president and MLA N Uttam Kumar Reddy led the party cadres in paying homage to the late PM.