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Detailed Profile: Shri S.M. Krishna

NameShri S.M. Krishna
Father's NameLate Shri S.C. Mallaiah
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Thayamma
Date of Birth01/05/1932
Birth PlaceSomanahalli, Distt. Mandya (Karnataka)
Maritial Status Married On 29 April 1964
Spouse NameShrimati Prema Krishna
No. of ChildrenTwo Daughters
State NameKarnataka
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address
Present Address1, Thyagaraja Marg, New Delhi
Telephone : 23013526, 23013254,
Email idsm[dot]krishna[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A., B.L., M.C.L. (U.S.A.) Educated at Maharaja's College, Mysore, Government Law College, Bangalore, Southern Methodist University, Dallas-Texas (U.S.A.)
ProfessionAttorney-At-Law
Positions Held 1962-67 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1968-70 Member, Fourth Lok Sabha 1971-72 Member, Fifth Lok Sabha (resigned in June, 1972) 1972-77 Member, Karnataka Legislative Council Minister for Commerce and Industries, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Karnataka 1980-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha 29 Jan.1983-7 Feb. 1984 Union Minister of State for Industries Feb. 1984-Dec. 1984 Union Minsiter of State for Finance 1989-94 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Dec. 1989-92 Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1992-9 Dec.1994 Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka April 1996 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1999 President, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committtee 1999-2004 Chief Minister, Karnataka 2004-2008 Governor of Maharashtra June 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha 22 May 2009-27 Oct. 2012 Minister of External Affairs
Freedom FighterNo
Books Published
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationTennis, Yoga and reading
Countries VisitedNew Zealand, as Member of the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 1965; U.S.A as member of the Indian delegation to the United Nations, 1982; United Kingdom, as a Delegate to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar, 1990; all countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia
Other Information

Source: Rajya Sabha