Sunday, May 20, 2007


Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

Constituency : Chikballapur ( Karnataka )

Party : Indian National Congress (INC)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Shri R. Laxminarayanappa
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Narasamma
Date of Birth 19 October 1925
Place of Birth Tubagere, Distt. Bangalore (Karnataka)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 3 June 1982
Spouse’s Name Smt. Vijayalaxmi
No. of Sons 3
No. of Daughters 4
Educational Qualifications B.A.
Educated at Maharaja’s College, Mysore (Karnataka)
Profession Agriculturist , Horticulturist , Educationist
Permanent Address Alipura, Taluk Gowribidanur
Distt. Kolar - 563 101 (Karnataka)

Present Address 5, Balwant Rai Mehta Lane,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23782371, 23782098

Positions Held

1980-83 Member, Karnataka Legislative Council
1983-96 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1983-84 and 1985-86 Minister, Cooperation, Government of Karnataka
1986-87 Minister, Home Affairs, Government of Karnataka
1995-96 Minister, Revenue, Government of Karnataka
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-98 Union Minister of Textiles
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development
Member, Committee to Review the Rate of Dividend payable by the Railway undertaking to General Revenues
Member, Committee on Private Member`s Bills and Resolutions
Member, Committee on Estimates
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
Member, Public Accounts Committee
5 August 2006 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development

Social And Cultural Activities
Actively involved in educational activities, maintaining own library and encouraging cultural activities
Special Interests
Tree plantation
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Watching and playing games and participating in club activities
Countries Visited
Australia, Denmark, England, New Zealand, Russia, U.S.A. and West Germany
Other Information
President, (i) Taluk Development Board for 1968-73; (ii) Bangalore Distt. Central Co-operative Nov.1975-May1978; (iii) Karnataka State Co-operative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank; Nov. 1976-Feb.1980; and (iv) Sri Dev Raj Urs Education Trust, Kolar since 1985

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