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Who is Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar ?

Who is Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar ?

Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar (born 15 May 1962), is an Indian politician. He is currently serving also as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). He was the minister of irrigation in the cabinet of H. D. Kumaraswamy.

D K Shivakumar

Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar is briefly known as DK Shivakumar, who is a seven times elected MLA since 1989. He is also elected as minister for several times now. He has held portfolios such as energy, urban development, home etc.

DK Shivakumar is known for his dynamism and is a powerhouse of the congress party. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly from Kanakapura constituency and at present, received an INC ticket to contest again from the Kanakapura constituency for its impending assembly election 2023.

When did DK Shivakumar become MLA?

In 1987, at the age of 27, Shivakumar was elected as MLA after contesting as an independent candidate from the Sathanur assembly constituency.

Who is the MLA of Kanakapura?

Congress leader D K Shivakumar, seven-time MLA, is leading from the Kanakapura constituency.

Education Qualification of D K Shivakumar DK Shivakumar holds a master’s degree in Political Science, pursued from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore. Interesting Facts about D K Shivakumar

  1. Shivakumar is among the richest politicians in Karnataka. While filing his nomination for election in 2023, he declared total assets of ₹1413 crore, whereas, he declared assets of ₹840 crore+ during the 2018 assembly election. This is an increase of more than ₹573 crore+ in the last five years.
  2. His parents did not have kids for 3 years. So they went to Shivaldhappa Temple and prayed Lord Shiva for his blessing for a child. After which they had a boy child and named the child after God’s name as “Shivakumar”
  3. He was elected a Secretary of Student Union in his College days. He remained an active sports person with unbeatable flair for extra curricular activities, represented school in sports and developed team leadership at a very young age.

He became a minister at a very young age of 30 in the Government under the leadership of late CM Shri Bangarappa. He served as Minister of State for Home taking care Departments of Home Guards and Prisons. As the Chairman of Cabinet subcommittee, he played a prominent role in formulating and initiating Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakthi Sanghatan, being active in rallies, and in empowering the youths to take up rural development and social work.

He played a major role in planning the underpasses and flyovers for Karnataka including the construction of K. R. Market flyover. From 2013-2018 he handled the Ministry of Energy in karnataka which was in doldrum since long. DKS has also initiated building India’s Largest Solar Power Plant in Pavagada, Tumkur. His involvement and strategy in bringing the victory in several crucial bi polls like Bellary, and Bihar elections is much valued. His role in winning the Rajya Sabha elections to Ahmed Patel in Gujarat by uniting the party was widely appreciated by Congress.

He is the son of Kempegowda and Gouramma. He was born in Kanakapura near Bangalore. He is from the Vokkaliga community. He has been minister in the Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy governments. He is an MLA from the Kanakapura constituency.

DK Shivakumar’s brother’s name is Doddaalahalli Kempegowda Suresh. He is the member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha. The Congress leader represents Bangalore Rural constituency.

DK Shivakumar is married to Usha Shivakumar. They got married in 1993. They have two daughters — Aishwarya and Aabharana. They also have a son named Aakash.

DK Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya is married to the late coffee baron VG Siddhartha’s son Amartya. He runs Cafe Coffee Day. Amartya is the grandson of SM Krishna.

Amartya’s mother, Malavika Karishnan is the daughter of SM Krishna. She is the director of Cafe Coffee Day.

Aishwarya runs the Global Academy of Technology. It is an engineering college owned by her father.

DK Shivakumar is one of India’s richest politicians. In 2018, the value of his family’s movable and immovable assets was Rs 850 crore. It was increased to over Rs 1400 crore. Usha Shivakumar’s net worth was Rs 153.3 crore. They own property worth Rs 61 crore.

The family’s annual income is over Rs 15 crore.

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