Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda biography and career profile


Who is Sadananda Gowda? This query may well be asked by those not in political circles, but that is going to change as of today. The live breaking news of the new Chief Minister of Karnataka is the talk of the town, with Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda being appointed as the new CM. This article gives complete information about Sadananda Gowda, including his education, political career and personal life.

Politics in India is definitely not humdrum! In recent times, especially, scams and corruption have taken their toll on those in power, with existing Chief Ministers being toppled from the helm of State power. This was also the case in Karnataka, where today D.S.Sadananda Gowda has usurped the CM's throne from Yeddyurappa.

How D.S.Sadananda Gowda became Chief Minister of Karnataka


B.S. Yeddyurappa stepped down from the CM's post with great reluctance & a lot of fuss, not wanting to give up his power. Eventually, though, he had no choice, having been clearly implicated for illegal mining by the Karnataka Lokayukta report. Yeddyurappa's own party colleague, BJP general secretary Anant Kumar, was eagerly eyeing the CM's chair. However, Yeddyurappa made it emphatically clear to all & sundry that he would not allow Anant Kumar to replace him. Yeddyurappa was also equally opposed to Jagdish Shattar becoming the Karnataka CM.

Eventually, caste reared its head in the selection of the new Karnataka Chief Minister. Yeddyurappa is a member of the Lingayat community & if Shattar, also of the same community, became the new CM, it would mean Yeddyurappa would lose his hold. So, like Google's new feature, Yeddyurappa gave a +1 to D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who is a member of the Vokkaliga community.

D.V. Sadananda Gowda biography and profile


D.V. Sadananda Gowda

A native of Mandekolu village, Sullia Taluk, Udupi Chikmagalur, Sadananda Gowda is the son of Venkappa and Kamala Gowda. After doing his early education in local schools at Sullia and later at Keyyur (Puttur Taluk), Sadananda Gowda pursued his studies at St. Philomena College in Puttur. He graduated from this college with a science degree and later studied law at the Udupi Vaikunta Baliga College of Law.

It was during his college years that Sadananda Gowda first entered the political minefield, getting elected as the General Secretary of the Students Union of the college & becoming actively involved with the all-India student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) as its District General Secretary. Sadananda Gowda briefly took up the role of a Public Prosecutor at Shirsi. He later resigned from his Govt. post in order to pursue his interests in social work.

It was in 1994 that Sadananda Gowda became an MLA, a post which he retained 5 years later. It was at this time that he became the Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. On being elected as Member of Parliament, Sadananda Gowda was appointed as the National Secretary of Bharathiya Janata Party. In this role, he was given responsibility of the party's programs in Goa. Proving his caliber, he soon got promoted to State President for Karnataka State in March 2006 & he was re-elected, taking charge of State President of BJP during March 2007.

D.V. Sadananda Gowda Career Landmarks
  • Vice President of SCDCC Bank, Mangalore
  • Director, SKACM Society, Mangalore
  • President Sullia PLD Bank, Sullia
  • Director, CAMPCO, Mangalore
  • President, Mandekolu S.C.Society, Mandekolu, Sullia
  • Member, State PLD Bank Staff Selection Committee
  • General Secretary of Bharathiya Majdur Sangha of Puttur Division
  • President, Sullia Taluk, Auto Ricksha Drivers and Owners Union
  • President of BJP, Sullia Constituency.
  • President of BJP Yuva Morcha, D. K Dist.
  • Vice President of BJP, D.K Dist.
  • State Secretary, BJP Yuva Morcha
  • State Secretary, BJP, Karnataka


  • Sadananda Gowda Personal Life


    When Sadananda Gowda is not busy with political matters, he enjoys cultural programs, his favourite being Yakshagana, the traditional musical theatre which narrates mythological stories. In his spare time, he likes a stint of badminton and tennis. His family consists of his wife & 2 sons.

    Only a few people are aware that Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda is an an ace in the game of Kho-Kho & even represented the Mysore University at one time.

    Well, now Sadananda Gowda can make use of his sporting skills on the political field!

    Contact Information of Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda
    BJP State Office, No. 11,
    16th cross, 12th main, Malleshwaram,
    Bangalore - 55
    Karnataka
    Ph: 0820 2526249 (Udupi) / 0826 2235249 (Chikmagalur)
    Email: sadananda.gowda@nic.in
    Official website of Karnataka CM Sadananda Gowda


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