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Ananth Kumar Bio
|Hegganahalli Narayan Ananth Kumar ( was born on 22nd July 1959 and died on 12th November 2018. He was an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Kumar served as the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs from 2014 till his death in 2018. He was a member of the Parliament for over two decades, having been elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house, from Bengaluru South, from 1996 till his death.|
|Ananth Kumar Personal details|
|Ananth Kumar Age||He was born on 22 July 1959 Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India|
|Ananth Kumar Died||12 November 2018 (aged 59) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Ananth Kumar Cause of Death||He died from lung cancer and other related complications|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Ananth Kumar Wife||
Tejaswini Kumar (m. 1989 – 2018)
|Ananth Kumar Children||2 Daughters Aishwarya and Vijeta|
|Ananth Kumar Education||Karnatak University|
|Ananth Kumar Net Worth||He had an estimated Net Worth of ₹4.23 CRORE as at the time of his death.|
|Minister of Parliamentary Affairs|
|In office 5 July 2016 – 12 November 2018|
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Venkaiah Naidu|
|Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers|
|In office 26 May 2014 – 12 November 2018|
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Srikant Kumar Jena|
|Minister of Civil Aviation|
|In office 19 March 1998 – 13 October 1999|
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Preceded by||C. M. Ibrahim|
|Succeeded by||Sharad Yadav|
|Member of the Indian Parliament for Bangalore South|
|In office 1996 – 12 November 2018|
|Preceded by||K. Venkatagiri Gowda|
Ananth Kumar Early life and Education
Ananth Kumar was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, in a middle-class Brahmin family. His father, H. N. Narayan Sastry, was employed with the Indian Railways while his mother Girija, was a social worker associated with the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. She served as the deputy mayor of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation between 1985 and 1986. The family settled in Hubli in 1979–80. Kumar completed his matriculation in Lamington School and a pre-university course in science PC Jabin College in Hubli. He earned a bachelor’s degree in arts from Kadasiddeshwar Arts College, affiliated to the Karnatak University, and in Laws from JSS Law college, both in Hubli.
Kumar joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1973 and took part in the movement started by Jayaprakash Narayan the following year. He was jailed in the Hubli sub-jail for 40 days during the emergency.
Ananth Kumar Politics Highlights
Kumar was an active member of RSS’ student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
- 1985- He was elected as the State Secretary of the ABVP and later, became its National Secretary.
- 1987 – He joined BJP in and was nominated as the State President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
- 1996- He was then made National Secretary of the party in 1996. Kumar was elected from Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency to the 11th Lok Sabha.
- January 1998, ahead of the general election that year, Kumar became the first Indian politician to host an independent website when he launched www.dataindia.com and www.ananth.org. He was re-elected and was inducted into the union cabinet headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Minister for Civil Aviation, and was the youngest cabinet minister in that government.
- 1999 – He was re-elected to a third consecutive term and became a cabinet minister in the National Democratic Alliance government. He handled various ministries like Tourism, Sports & Youth Affairs, Culture, Urban Development, and Poverty Alleviation.
- 2003 – Kumar became the President of the Karnataka state unit of BJP and led the state unit which became the single largest party in the Legislative Assembly and won the highest number of Lok Sabha seats in 2004 in Karnataka.
- 2004 – He was appointed National General Secretary of the BJP contributing to building the party in MP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and other states.
- On 26 May 2014, Kumar was appointed Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers in the cabinet of the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ananth Kumar Death and Cause
On 12 November 2018, Kumar died aged 59 from lung cancer and other related complications in Bengaluru, India. He will be cremated on Tuesday, 13th November 2018 with full state honours.
“A state funeral with 21-gun salute and a guard of honour will be accorded to the mortal remains of Ananth Kumar,” an official told IANS.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Ananth Kumar late last evening in Bengaluru. He tweeted, “In Bengaluru, I paid tributes to Shri Ananth Kumar Ji. We’ve lost an outstanding public servant, who had a positive impact on the lives of many. Also spent time with his family members.”
In Bengaluru, I paid tributes to Shri Ananth Kumar Ji. We’ve lost an outstanding public servant, who had a positive impact on the lives of many. Also spent time with his family members. pic.twitter.com/SRXPqyY9x5
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2018
Ananth Kumar Wife (Tejaswini Ananth Kumar) and Daughters
Kumar is survived by his wife, Dr. Tejaswini, and his two daughters, Aishwarya and Vijeta.
Ananth Kumar Social work
He along with his wife founded a nonprofit Adamya Chetana Foundation, a charitable social service organisation to work on social service activities. It was set up in 1998 in memory of Girija Shastry, the mother of Ananth Kumar. It supports underprivileged children with food in schools through the mid-day meals programme. About 2,00,000 meals are served daily.
He launched the initiative Green Bengaluru 1:1 to achieve 1 tree per human ratio, from the current 7 humans per tree as against the ideal 7 trees per human per research by IISc. EcoChetana initiative was to promote GreenLifeStyle in the state of Karnataka.