S R Bommai

S R Bommai

S R Bommai

Date of Birth : June 6, 1924
Date Of Death : October 10, 2007

Mini Biography :

S.R. Bommai was the chief minister of Karnataka state in India.He was born on 6 June 1924 at Karadagi village of Shiggaon taluk.He took part in Quit India movement of 1942.He played an active role in the unification (ekikarna in Kannada) of Karnataka which had been divided into Mysore kingdom, Bombay Presidency and Madras Presidency, during the British rule before independence of India on 15 August 1947.

He was elected to the Karnataka Legislative assembly many times from the Hubballi rural constituency and also to Karnataka Legislative council from 1972 to 1978. He was president of the All India Progressive Janata Dal Party and was also a union minister in the Government of India.He was member of Rajya sabha for two terms. S.R.Bommai also served as Human resources development minister in the cabinet of then prime minister of India, Deve Gowda.

He died on October 10, 2007, aged 84. He is survived by two sons – Karnataka’s Major & Medium Irrigation Minister Basavaraj Bommai and industrialist Mahesh Bommai, and two daughters – Girija and Uma.

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