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Karnataka cabinet: NH Shivashankara Reddy’s profile
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
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.