Ananth Kumar was the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Parliamentary Affairs of India from 2014 until his death in 2018.
12 Facts About Ananth Kumar
Ananth Kumar was an MP from South Bangalore 6 times, Minister of Chemicals and fertilizers from 26 May 2014, and Parliamentary affairs from 2016.
Ananth Kumar was a member of the Parliament for over two decades, having been elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house, from Bangalore South, from 1996 until his death.
Ananth Kumar was born in a middle-class Brahmin family at Bangalore, Sheshadripuram, Karnataka, and moved to Hubli in 1979.
Ananth Kumar's mother Smt Girija Shastry was a social worker associated with the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
Ananth Kumar served as the deputy mayor of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation between 1985 and 1986.
Ananth Kumar joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1973 and took part in the movement started by Jayaprakash Narayan the following year.
Ananth Kumar was then made National Secretary of the party in 1996.
Ananth Kumar was elected from Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996.
Ananth Kumar became the President of the Karnataka state unit of BJP in 2003.
On 26 May 2014, Ananth Kumar was appointed Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers in the cabinet of the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ananth Kumar played his part in passing the GST bill in July 2017.