Karnataka cabinet: DK Shivakumar's profile
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'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.