M. Veerappa Moily

M. Veerappa Moily

Father’s Name Shri Thammayya Moily
Mother’s Name Smt. Poovamma
Date of Birth 12 Jan 1940
Place of Birth Marpadi, Distt. Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 25 Feb 1965
Spouse’s Name Smt. Malathi V. Moily
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 3
B.A., B.L.,
Educated at Government College, Marpadi and Government Law College, Bangalore
Profession Advocate
Permanent Address
No. 1 Kaustubha, R.T. Nagar,
Bengaluru – 560032, Karnataka
Tel : (080) 23334784, 09845536333 (M)
Fax : (080) 23430491
Present Address
3, Tuglak Lane,
New Delhi – 110 011
Telefax : (011) 23016764
Positions Held
1972 – 1999 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (Six terms)
1975 Minister of State, Small Scale Industry, Govt. of Karnataka
1980-83 Cabinet Minister, Finance, Govt. of Karnataka
1983-85 Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1989-90 Cabinet Minister, Law, Govt. of Karnataka
1990-92 Cabinet Minister, Education, Govt. of Karnataka
1992-94 Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka
2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
31 May 2009 – 19 July 2011 Union Cabinet Minster, Law and Justice
July 2011 – 28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minster, Corporate Affairs
Aug. 2012 – 28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minster, Power
28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minster, Petroleum and Natural Gas
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee


Books Published
(i) Sri Ramayana Mahanveshanam – 5 volumes; (ii) Musings of India – 2 volumes; (iii) Kotta (Kannada); (iv) Tembare (Kannada); (v) Collection of Poems – 5 volumes; (vi) Suligali Novel Kannada; (vii) Unleashing India – Road Map for Agrarian Wealth Creation; (viii) Unleashing India – Water Elixir of Life; (ix) Unleashing India – Powering The Nation; (x) Unleashing India – The Fire of Knowledge and (xi) Sirimudi Parikramana – Epic Poem on Drupadi.
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Regular columnist for leading print publications and electronic media
Social And Cultural Activities
Overall development of the country in respect of education; school of excellence exclusively for dropout after eight Mahatma Gandhi Residential School, Kukkundur village, Karkala Taluk, Chickaballpur Taluk; and involved in peasant movement, Karkala; Yakshagana Theater Artist
Special Interests
Detailed understanding of the Indian economy, fiscal structure and requirement of States from a macro and micro perspective
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Sports and Clubs
Countries Visited
Australia, China, Dubai, France, Kuwait, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, U.S.A., and U.K.
Other Information
Honorary doctorate awarded by (i) Mangalore University, on Feb 16, 2009; (ii) Russian Academy; (iii) NALSAR, Hyderabad.; 40 years of experience in public service, policy making, governance and politics and (iv) Mysore University; Chairman, (i) Tax Reforms, (ii) Revenue Commission, and (iii) Oversight Committee on Education, Govt. of Karnataka, (iv) Administrative Reforms Commission, (v) Next Step Foundation Award conferred by Foundation of U.K., House of Commons for outstanding contribution to judiciary

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