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Karnataka cabinet: DK Shivakumar's profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name : Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar

Portfolio: Major and Medium Irrigation, Medical education.

Party : Congress

Age : Born 15 May 1962 (56 age)

Spouse : Usha

Birth place: Kanakapura

Father : Kempegowda

Mother : Gauramma

Education: M.A.In Political Science 2006 Karnataka State Open University Mysore Master Degree; Degree Incomplete 1984,

Profession: Educationist & Social Service

DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar's political journey:

  • Shivakumar joined the Youth Congress while in college. In the 1985 assembly elections, he took on senior Janata Dal leader H.D. Deve Gowda in Sathanur. But lost by a narrow margin, he won the seat in the byelection after Deve Gowda vacated Sathanur to retain Holenarsipura.
  • When S.M. Krishna became chief minister in 1999, Shivakumar was referred to as "de facto CM" because of his growing clout.
  • He won the Kanakapura constituency during the elections in 2013 by pulling 1,00,007 votes against PGR Sindhia of JDS who received 68,583 votes.
  • He was a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Karnataka for the energy department.

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