Tenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


[Cong. (I) - Mandya (Karnataka)]

Father's Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Marital Status

Spouse's Name


Educational Qualifications



Permanent Address

Present Address

Positions held







Sept. 1990


Other Positions held

Social and Cultural Activities



Special Interests

Favourite Pastime and         Recreation

Sports and Clubs

Other Information


Shri Puttegowda


Vill. Gurudevarahalli in Distt. Mandya (Karnataka)

Married in April, 1958

Smt. J.P. Padmma

Two sons and two daughters

B.A., LL.B.

Educated at Maharaja's College, Mysore and Government Law College, Bangalore

Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker, Educationist, Lawyer, Sportsman, Musician and Artist

'Madhu Nilaya', Bandigowda Lay-out, Mandya City, Distt. Mandya (Karnataka). Tel. 20170

6, Teenmurti Lane, New Delhi-110011. Tel. 3792279


Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

Member, Janata Party

Member, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

Cabinet Minister, Karnataka

Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth)

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles

Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table

Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth)

President, DCC, Mandya, Karnataka; Executive Member, PCC, Karnataka

Promotion of education, upliftment of poor and downtrodden, fight against social evils; Chairman-Founder, Bharathi Education Trust, Mandya under which started number of schools and colleges in Distt. Mandya, which apart from graduate courses, impart job-oriented courses like Sericulture, Electronics, D. Pharma; also constructing 'Eshwara Temple' with Kalyana Mantapa to generate religious feelings among villagers

Agriculture development; founding of educational institutions; cooperative movement; public sector undertakings; working to create 'Ramrajya' in India

Listening to radio and TV news

Volleyball, football, badminton player and jogging, Member, Mandya City Club, Distt. Mandya

Participated in freedom struggle and suffered imprisonment during 1942-47; Founder Member, Chamundeshwari Sugar Mills; constructed a Sanitarium 'Mahatma Gandhi Sanitarium' in Hosur village, near Mandya City and a new building for 'Karnataka Sangha' for the development of Kannada literature.