ABOUT

Leaders are born, not made. True to the adage, D K Shivakumar – a multifaceted personality, has lead the way in many walks of life. A politician first, he is among the very few personalities who has captured the attention of the youth as well as the mature populace of the state of Karnataka and the country.

Born to a farmer couple, Kempegowda&Gowramma, on 15 May 1962,in the village called Doddalahalli in Kanakapura, D K Shivakumar has been rooted to the reality of life and risen to great proportions to serve the society .

His educational background is proof that he is someone who believes that learning never ends. Having spent his early years in Kanakapura at St. Rita School, he later joined National Public School in Bangalore and moved to Carmel school and Vidyavardhaka School before he went onto complete his PU education in HKES and graduation from SJRC college.

Academics aside, he has been a renowned sportsman during his student life and has been honoured by the then Governor of Karnataka and many more respected personalities.

Simply put, D K Shivakumar was and is a well-rounded personality with a strong education and sports background. Not to mention, someone who has imbibed every aspect of the society he is serving today.

D K Shivakumar is an unflinching loyalist and a Politician who can be reached out to. Since childhood, he trained himself to be a politician and unlike others, he truly has leveled up with every step.

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As a student, D K Shivakumar believes that life is a process of continuous learning and he continues to believe it till date, making him open to gaining knowledge.

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Through his trust, the D K Charitable Trust, he has constantly been bringing a change in the society and giving back to the world that has given him so much.

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D K Shivakumar is like a protective shield to his family. Being an elder son to the entire family, he is very responsible, caring, affable and concerned towards everyone.

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Politician aside, D K Shivakumar is a great businessman. As his personality exhibits, he is the best strategist when it comes to the industry as well.

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D K Shivakumar, values friendship like his family – something that is rare in political circles. He is trustworthy to all his genuine friends andhas 40+ childhood friends who are still in his connections in the real world.

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D K Shivakumar is one such personality who is a down to earth, law abiding citizen who sets an example to many. And it goes without saying that he helps and protects everyone without any discrimination in the society.

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D K Shivakumar, a great student who mastered Vedas, is a believer in education to all. He strongly believes that a person should be learning throughout his life without any limits to acquire knowledge.

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D K Shivakumar is from a farmer family and it is no wonder that farming runs in his blood. He has tremendous respect for the Nation and its mainstream profession. As an Agrarian, he is a warrior,fighting for the welfare of farmers.

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D K Shivakumar is a zealous devotee of God in general, irrespective of the religion. He believes it to be a guidance that helps him work towards his goals.

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POLITICAL JOURNEY

  1. 1985

    Selected as the party candidate in legislative elections by congress in the Sathanur constituency against Janata Party, Sri H D Devegowda and lost by a minimal margin

  2. 1987

    At the age of 27, he was elected as MLA after contesting as an Independent candidate.

  3. 1989

    Elected as a member for Bangalore Rural Zilla Panchayat. Stood unaffected by tantrums thrown hatched by political rivals.

  4. 1991

    Played a prominent role in electing Sri S Bangarappa as CM, when Sri Veerendra Patil step down from the position of CM. He was selected as Minister berth from 1991 - 1992

  5. 1999

    He played prominently in securing more than 139 seats in Assembly elections by convincing S M Krishna to contest for the same and rendered full support.

  6. 2002

    He was given in charge of the Urban Development Ministry and became the chairman of the Karnataka state town planning Board.

  7. 2004

    Again won the Sathanur in Assembly elections.

  8. 2013

    Re-elected as an MLA the Sathanur & got the role Ministry of Energy under Sri Siddaramaiah's govt.

  9. 2018

    Got re-elected from Kanakapura and hold Minister of Irrigation and Medical Education.

  10. 2020

    He became the president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).

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