Shri Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna was born
on May 1, 1932. He is one of the highly educated Chief Ministers Karnataka has
ever had. A graduate from Maharaja’s College, Mysore, he later obtained
a law degree from the Government Law College, Bangalore. Further, he studied
at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, U.S.A. and later at George Washington
Back in India, he worked as a Professor of International Law
in Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore. Mr. Krishna was elected to the Karnataka
Legislative Assembly in 1962. He made his debut in Parliament in 1968 and became
a Member of the fourth Lok Sabha. He was elected to the fifth Lok Sabha too,
but preferred to return to State Politics in 1972, when he was elected to the
Legislative Council and inducted as Minister for Commerce, Industries and Parliamentary
Affairs, a charge he held between 1972 and 1977. In 1980, he returned to Lok
Sabha and was made Minister of State for Industry during 1983-84, and Minister
of State for Finance during 1984-85.
He became the Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly in
1989, a post he held till 1992. He became Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
in 1992. Elected to Rajya Sabha in 1996, he was its member till October 1999.
He was Chief Minister of Karnataka from October 1999 to May
2004. Mr. Krishna took oath as Governor of Maharashtra on 6th December 2004.
Widely travelled, Mr. Krishna was a Member of the Indian delegation
to the United Nations in 1982, and as a delegate, attended the Commonwealth
Parliamentary Seminar at Westminster, U.K. in 1990.
A brief on Shri S.M.Krishna
Qualification: B.A., B.L., M.C.L. (TEXAS)
Personal: Son of Late Shri S.C.Mallaiah, Somanahalli, Maddur
Taluk, Mandya District
Education: Maharaja’s College, Mysore, Government Law
Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, (USA), Fulbright Scholar-Graduate
Student, George Washington University, Washington D.C. (U.S.A.).
Marital Status: Married to Smt. Prema on April 29, 1964 –
Academic: Professor of International Law, Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya
Law College, Bangalore (1962-68)
Political: Member, Praja Socialist Party
of 3rd Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1962-67
Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Commonwealth
Conference, New Zealand, 1965
4th Lok Sabha 1968-70
5th Lok Sabha 1971-72
Karnataka Legislative Council 1972-77
for Commerce, Industries & Parliamentary Affairs,
of Karnataka 1972-77
Indian Delegation to the United Nations, 1982
Minister of State for Industry during 1983-84
Minister of State for Finance during 1984-85
9th Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1989-94
Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1989-92
to Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar at West Minster, U.K. in March 1990
Chief Minister of Karnataka 1992-94
Rajya Sabha from April 1996 to October 1999.
Minister of Karnataka from 11th October 1999 to 20th May 2004.
KPCC from February 1999 to June 2000.
of Maharashtra since 6th December 2004
Social Activities: Associated with the World University Service
Favourite Pastime & Recreation: Designing Men’s
Clothes & Reading
Sports: Tennis, Yoga
Travel Abroad: All Countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia,
U.S.A. & New Zealand