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G. Parameshwara

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Parameshwara Gangadharaiah born 6 August 1951 better known by name Dr G Parameshwara, is an Indian politician serving as the 8th and current Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka He is the first Dalit leader to hold the Deputy Chief Minister post in Karnataka and also the longest-serving President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee for two consecutive terms


  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career
    • 21 Political career
    • 22 Positions in political party
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Appointments and fellowships
  • 5 Awards
  • 6 References

Early life and education

Parameshwara was born on 6 August 1951, at Gollahalli now known as Siddartha Nagar in Tumkur He was born to Gangamalamma Chikkanna and Gangadharaiah Hebbalalu Mariyappa He has four siblings

His primary education was at Siddartha Nagar and Heggere, Tumkur He went to Sri Siddhartha High School at Siddartha Nagar, which was established by his father He joined Government Pre-University College in Tumkur and then went on to study for a BSc in Agriculture in University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, followed by an MSc in Agriculture at the same college Later, he obtained a PhD from Waite Agricultural Research Centre, University of Adelaide in Plant Physiology

He joined the National Cadet Corps India at an early age He was an athlete, has a record 109 seconds of 100 metres race in University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, He represented Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra College in Inter-College/University and Karnataka state in Indian level


Parameshwara was an Administrative Officer in Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology when he came back from Australia

In mid 1988, he helped his father to establish Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, which was earlier rejected by Medical Council of India & Ramakrishna Hegde's Government but Bangalore University had approved and later Supreme Court of India gave permission to sanction Sri Siddhartha Medical College

In 1989, for the inauguration of the Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Parameshwara along with the Education Minister S M Yahya and Mallikarjun Kharge who was then President of the Sri Siddhartha Education Society, went on to invite Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, when Parameshwara went for the third time with S M Yahya to meet Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi told Parameshwara to join politics and eventually S M Yahya took Parameshwara to then AICC general secretary Mohsina Kidwai and made him Joint Secretary of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee

Political career

G Parameshwara
Political Career
Member of Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
15 May 2018
Preceded by P R Sudhakara Lal
Constituency Koratagere
In office
30 May 2008 – 12 May 2013
Preceded by C Channigappa
Succeeded by Sudhakara Lal P R
Constituency Koratagere
In office
11 October 1999 – 19 November 2007
Preceded by Gangahanumaiah
Succeeded by President's rule
Constituency Madhugiri
In office
18 December 1989 – 20 September 1994
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by Gangahanumaiah
Constituency Madhugiri
Member of Legislative Council
In office
1 July 2014 – 24 May 2018
Constituency Elected unopposed

  • In 1989 Parameshwara won against his nearest rival C Rajavardhan of Janata Dal in Madhugiri Constituency
  • In 1993, Parameshwara served as Minister of State for Sericulture during Veerappa Moily cabinet
  • In 1999, Parameshwar set a record in the 1999 election to the Assembly from Madhugiri by winning the seat by a margin of 55,802 votes It was the biggest victory margin in the elections that year He polled 71,895 votes and his runner up Gangahanumaiah of Janata Dal Secular secured only 16,093 votes Parameshwara's poll was the highest in the state during 1999 election
  • From 1999 to 2004, he has served as Minister of State Independent Charge for Higher Education and Science & Technology portfolio's in S M Krishna Cabinet
  • On 18 August 2001, he was inducted as Minister of State for Medical Education attached to health minister exchanging Science & Technology for Medical Education with Nafisa Fazal
  • On 27 June 2002, Parmeshwar was promoted to cabinet rank by then Chief Minister S M Krishna citing that they needed younger face in politics
  • On 13 December 2003, he was inducted as Minister of Information & Publicity preceding Prof BK Chandrashekar
  • In 2004, Parmeshwar won against his nearest rival Kenchamaraiah H of Janata Dal Secular in Madhugiri
  • In 2008, he represented Koratagere as winning against runner up Chandraiah of Janata Dal Secular
  • On 27 October 2010, he was appointed as the President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee replacing R V Deshapande
  • On 1 July 2014, he got elected to Legislative Council
  • On 30 October 2015, he was appointed as Home Minister of Karnataka replacing K J George
  • On 24 June 2017, he resigned as Home Minister to look after state campaign, He also handover Chairman of Campaign Committee of KPCC to D K Shivakumar and remained President of KPCC for the second term
  • On 15 May 2018, G Parameshwara won from Koratagere constitution as elected MLA Candidate
  • On 23 May 2018, G Parameshwara took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka

Positions in political party

# From To Position
01 1989 1992 Joint Secretary, KPCC
02 1992 1997 General Secretary, KPCC
03 1997 1999 Vice President, KPCC
04 2010 Present President, KPCC
05 2010 2017 Chairman of Campaign Committee, KPCC

Personal life

Parameshwara married his Kannika Parameshwari, his friend's sister The two had met while studying in Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra later married in 1982 in Tumkur as per Buddhist norms They have a Daughterborn son named Shana who lives in London, England Parameshwara believes in buddhism and its philosophy Parameshwara is an art collector and artefacts picked up by him on his visits to many places

Appointments and fellowships

Parameshwara has held various appointments and fellowships These include:

  • Home Minister of Karnataka
  • President, Karnataka Athletics Association
  • Member, Board of Regent, University of Agriculture Science, Bangalore
  • Chairman, Sri Siddhartha University SAHE, Tumkur
  • Joint Secretary, Sri Siddhartha Education Society
  • Chairman, Karnataka Science & Technology Board, Tumkur
  • Member, Karnataka Library Authority
  • Member, Committee on Open University
  • Member, Price Fixation Committee on Agriculture
  • Member, Australian Society of Plant Physiology
  • Member, Indian Society of Plant Physiology
  • Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Science
  • Fellow of the Indian Institute of Agricultural Technologists
  • Fellow of the Indian Society of Technical Education


  • Karnataka Game Changer Award 2017U K Karnataka Business Chamber
  • National Unity Award in 1993
  • Distinguished Leadership Award


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Preceded by
K S Eshwarappa
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
23 May 2018 – Present
Succeeded by

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