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Karnataka cabinet: NH Shivashankara Reddy’s profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name : N H Shivashankara Reddy

Portfolio: Agriculture Department.

Party : Congress

Age : 64

Spouse : N/A

Birth place: Nagasandra

Father : Hanumantha Reddy

Mother : Subhashanamma

Education: Graduate BSc Ag

Profession: Agriculture

NH Shivashankara Reddy

N H Shivashankara Reddy's political journey:

  • Reddy was born on 24 September 1954 in Nagasandra, a village in Gowribidanur taluk
  • He hails from an affluent family comprising several freedom fighters
  • Reddy was first elected to the Karnataka legislative assembly in 1999 as an independent candidate after being denied a INC ticket.
  • In the subsequent three State legislative assembly elections, Reddy contested as an INC nominee and won each time.
  • He had served at the village council level before becoming an MLA.
  • In July 2013, he was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly in a unanimous election upon being the only candidate to file the nomination papers.

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