Shri H.D. Devegowda

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Shri H.D. Devegowda

Constituency   :Hassan (Karnataka )
Party Name     :Janata Dal (Secular)(JD(S))
Email Address :haradanahalli[AT]yahoo[DOT]co[DOT]in
Father’s NameLate Shri Dodde Gowda
Mother’s NameSmt. Devamma
Date of Birth18 May 1933
Place of BirthHolenarsipura, Distt. Hassan (Karnataka)
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Marriage25 May 1954
Spouse’s NameSmt. Chennamma
No. of Sons4
No.of Daughters2
Educational
Qualifications
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Educated at Smt.L.V. Polytechnic, Hassan, Karnataka
ProfessionAgriculturist
Engineer, Farmer, Social Worker
Permanent Address
743, “Amogh”, 2nd Main Road, 9th Cross, Padmanabha Nagar,
Bangalore-560 070, Karnataka
Telefax : (080) 26891444
Present Address
5, Safdarjung Lane,
New Delhi – 110 011
Tels. (011) 23794499, 23794431
Fax. (011) 23010288
Positions Held
1962-89Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly (seven terms)
1972-76Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1983-89Minister, Public Works and Irrigation, Government of Karnataka
1985-1989Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1991Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1991-94Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Fertilizers
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
1993-94President, Janata Dal, Karnataka
Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1994-96Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
Jun. 1996 – Apr. 1997Prime Minister of India and also incharge of Ministries/Departments of Petroleum and Chemicals, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, Home Affairs, Agriculture, Food Processing Industries, Urban Affairs and Employment and Non-Conventional Energy Sources
1996-98Member, Rajya Sabha
Nov. 1996-Apr. 1997Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
National President, Janata Dal (S)
2002Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha in bye-election (3rd term)
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
5 Aug. 2006-2008Member, Standing Committee on Railways
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, Janata Dal (Secular) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
31 Aug. 2009Member, Standing Committee on Defence
May, 2014Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwardsMember, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Special Interests
Agriculture and Horticulture
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; as Minister, Chief Minister, Prime Minister and as a Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegations, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London
Other Information
Participated in the freedom struggle as a student leader; Member, Indian National Congress, 1952-62; imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency 1976; Member, (i) Taluk Development Board; and (ii) Co-operative Societies

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