Srinivasa Prasad (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Husband, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Srinivasa Prasad (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Srinivasa Prasad ?

Srinivas Prasad wasan Indian politician from the state of Karnataka, who was recognised as an important Dalit leader in the old Mysore region. He served as a union minister between 1999 and 2004 as part of the Third Vajpayee ministry, and later as Minister of Revenue in the Government of Karnataka between 2013 and 2016. Prasad was elected to the Lok Sabha from Chamarajanagar six times starting 1980. His last win came from the same constituency in 2019, before he announced his retirement from electoral politics in 2021. On 29 April, he died at a hospital in Bengaluru, at the age of 76.


Full NameVenkataiah Srinivas Prasad
Date of Birth6 July 1947
Place of BirthAshokpuram, Mysore
Age (as of 2024)76 (Died in 2024)
FatherM. Venkataiah
Mother D. V. Puttamma
EducationBachelor of Science and Masters in Political Science
Alma Mater Sarada Vilas College , University of Mysore
Known forHis outstanding contribution in the field of politics
Hair ColourGrey
Eye ColourBlack
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Early life

Prasad was born on 6 July 1947 to M. Venkataiah and D. V. Puttamma in Ashokapuram, Mysore. Prasad was a volunteer of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from childhood until 1972 and was active in the Jan Sangh and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Prasad was raised in Mysore where he also completed his education.


Prasad, an independent politician from Karnataka, entered politics in 1974 and later joined the Janata Party and Indian National Congress (INC). He served as the Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led union government between 1999 and 2004. In 2004, he returned to Karnataka State politics, joining the Janata Dal (Secular) and re-joining the INC. He was elected member of the legislative assembly in 2013 and served as Minister for Revenue & Muzrai in the Siddaramaiah-led government. In 2017, he officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a party he had quit in 2005. Prasad won six elections to the Lok Sabha and twice in the Karnataka legislative assembly elections. On 29 April, he died at a hospital in Bengaluru, at the age of 76. The Chief Minister of Karnataka and Prasad’s former colleague, Siddaramaiah, condoled his death and stated: “The departure of the leader who lived the struggle against injustice and inequality is a big setback for the political struggle for social justice in the state.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated: “He was a champion of social justice, having devoted his life to the welfare of the poor, downtrodden and marginalised. He was very popular for his various works of community service.”


He obtained a bachelor of Science degree from Sarada Vilas College and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Mysore.

Family and Affairs

Prasad was married to Bhagyalakshmi and had three daughters with her: Prathima, Poornima and Poonam.


Prasad had grey coloured hairs and black coloured eyes.



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