Congress Leader Siddaramaiah was born on 12 August 1948. He is 70 years old.
He belongs to Kuruba caste, which is shepherd caste.
He is married to Parvathi and had two sons.
He had two sons Rakesh and Yathindra Siddaramaiah. In July 2016, Rakesh Siddaramaiah, eldest son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, died of multi-organ failure at the Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium.
His younger son, Dr. Yathindra contested the 2018 Legislative Assembly elections and won from the seat of Varuna in Mysuru, formerly his father’s seat, by over 45,000 votes.
Before 1978, he began political career when Nanjunda Swamy, a lawyer in Mysore, spotted him at the district courts as a law graduate. People asked him to contest election and later elected him to the Mysore Taluka. This was a surprise victory for all and it earned him a lot of name and fame in the Old Mysore region.
During the mid-term polls in 1985, people re-elected him from the same constituency and became Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services. He first suffered defeat in the 1989 Assembly elections, beaten by a veteran Congress leader, M. Rajasekara Murthy.
Later he also holds the record of presenting state budget for 13 times as a finance minister in Government of Karnataka. Despite of the opposition allegations of mounting debt on state exchequer, people know him for maintaining fiscal prudence within the ambit of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act of the state.
Later in 1992, he was appointed as Secretary General of Janata Dal, which H. D. Deve Gowda had also joined. In 2005, after differences with H. D. Deve Gowda, he was expelled from JD (S).
He subsequently garnered mass support from the backward classes and joined the Congress at a large public meeting held in Bangalore, in Sonia Gandhi’s presence. He won the 2013 election from the same constituency on 8 May 2013.
Soon new MLA elected him as the leader of the Congress legislative party in the Karnataka assembly on 10 May 2013.
Siddaramaiah Life History
He has stated on record that he is an atheist. He have visited some of the popular pilgrimage centres. But he is definitely against superstition, as he view everything from science point of view.
Later he was elected as Chief Minister after Congress adopted secret balloting to select the new chief minister. He led the Indian National Congress to victory by achieving an absolute majority in the 2013 Legislative Assembly election.
On 15 May 2018, he resigned from his position of the chief minister of Karnataka, respecting the verdict of the 2018 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election. He also became the first chief minister of Karnataka to serve full 5 years term in 40 years.
Opposition accused him of protecting a Hong Kong based MLM/Pyramid structure company ‘QI Group of Companies’ (QNet). Serious Frauds Investigation Office (SFIO) declared Qnet as a threat to national security by the .