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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Shimoga ( Karnataka )

Party : Samajwadi Party (SP)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Shri Kallappa
Mother’s Name Smt. Kallamma
Date of Birth 26 October 1933
Place of Birth Kubatur, Distt. Shimoga (Karnataka)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 1 January 1958
Spouse’s Name Smt. Shakuntala
No. of Sons 2
No. of Daughters 3
Educational Qualifications B.A., B.L.; Diploma in Social Science
Profession Agriculturist , Advocate
Permanent Address No. 55/10, 6th Cross, 8th Main, Sadashiv Nagar,
Bangalore-560 080 ( Karnataka)

Present Address 13, Teen Murti Lane,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels.(011) 23793979, 9868180581 (M)

Positions Held
1967-96 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1977-78 Minister of State, Home, Government of Karnataka
1978-79 Cabinet Minister, P.W.D., Government of Karnataka
1979-80 President, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)], Karnataka
1980-81 Minister, Revenue and Agriculture, Government of Karnataka
1985-87 Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1989-90 Minister, Agriculture and Horticulture, Government of Karnataka
1990-92 Chief Minister, Karnataka
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Defence

Member, Committee on Petitions
1999-2000 and 2000-2001 Member, Committee on Estimates
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)

Member, Committee to review the Rate of Dividend payable by the Railway Undertaking to General Revenues

Member, Committee on Defence
10 March 2005 Resigned from Lok Sabha
5 June 2005 Re-elected in a bye-election
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Singer and patron of both Hindustani and Karnatic classical music

Social And Cultural Activities
Consistently fought for the welfare of the poor farming community and initiated many voluntary social welfare projects in Shimoga area

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Music, drama and sports

Sports and Clubs
Keen badminton player; Member, K.G.S. Club, Bangalore

Countries Visited
Italy, Singapore, U.K. and U.S.A.



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