D.V. Sadananda Gowda - Biography

D.V. Sadananda Gowda

D.V. Sadananda Gowda or Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda, Indian Politician. Currently, serving as Union Minister of Chemical & Fertilizers in NDA-2. Previously served as Rail Minister & Law Minister. He is member of BJP. He is MP from Banglore North Constituency. Former & 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Early Life

D.V. Sadananda Gowda was Born on 18 March, 1953. Born in Sulia, Madras state (Now in Karnataka). His father, Venkappa Gowda. His Mother, Kamala Gowda .


Graduated in B.Sc from St. Philomena College, puttur. Completed his Bachelor’s of Law from Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi.

Law Career

Started Practising Law at Sulya & Puttur. For short time he served as Public Prosecutor at Sirsi District, Uttar Kannada. But, he quit his job to join politics.

Political Career

D.V. Sadananda Gowda joined Jan Sangh & became President of Sulya Segment. After split of Janata Party, he joined BJP. There, served as Dakshina Kannada BJYM, state BJP secretary & National Secretary of BJP.

Karnataka Politics

D.V. Sadananda Gowda served as MLA from Puttur in 1994 & 1999. Thereby, Became Deputy Leader of Opposition & member of several Committees. In 2006, he was appointed as President of Karnataka BJP. And, came to National Recognition after BJP won election for 1st time in South. D.V. Sadananda Gowda was appointed as Chief Minister of Karnataka in 2011. Unfortunately, he was asked to resign in 2012.

During his tenure he worked hard for Benefit of People & BJP. Later, he was appointed as Leader of Opposition in 2013 election.

National Politics

D.V. Sadananda Gowda won in 14 Lokshabha Election in 2004 from Mangalore seat. Thereafter, Government of India had appointed him as Director of the coffee board. While in 2009 he won Lokshabha election from Udupi-Chikmagalur constituency. In 2014, He was appointed as Cabinet Minister in Narendra Modi’s government.

Labour Movement

D.V. Sadananda Gowda worked for Labour Movement in his Political Career. As General Secretary of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh of Puttur Division. Also, Served President of Suillia Taluk Auto Rickshaw Drivers & Owners Union.

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