Shamanur Shivashankarappa Wiki, Age, Caste, Children, Family, Biography & More

Shamanur Shivashankarappa is an educationist, businessman, philanthropist, and politician of the Indian National Congress party. He has served society for more than 6 decades and has actively participated in politics for more than 3 decades.

Wiki/Biography

Shamanur Shivashankarappa was born on Monday, 16 June 1930 (age 93 years; as of 2023) in Davanagere, Karnataka, India (then – Davanagere, Kingdom of Mysore, British India). His zodiac sign is Gemini. He studied till 10th standard at Government High School, Davangere in 1949, and completed 12th standard at DRM Science College, Davangere in 1951. After completing his schooling, he ventured into the field of education and politics.

Shamanur Shivashankarappa in his 50s

Shamanur Shivashankarappa in his 50s

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper

Eye Colour: Black

Shamanur Shivashankarappa physical appearance

Family

He was born into a Hindu family of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat caste.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name was Shamanur Kallappa, and his mother’s name was Savitamma.

Wife & Children

His wife’s name was S.S. Parvatamma. He has three sons named S. S. Mallikarjun, S. S. Bakkesh, and S. S. Ganesh, and four daughters. S. S. Mallikarjun is active in politics, while his other two sons are businessmen.

Shamanur Shivashankarappa's deceased wife, S. S. Parvatamma

Shamanur Shivashankarappa’s deceased wife, S. S. Parvatamma

Shamanur Shivashankarappa's son, S. S. Mallikarjun, with his family

Shamanur Shivashankarappa’s son, S. S. Mallikarjun, with his family

Shamanur Shivashankarappa's son, S. S. Mallikarjun

Shamanur Shivashankarappa’s son S. S. Mallikarjun

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Other Relatives

His daughter-in-law’s name (S. S. Mallikarjun’s wife) is Dr Prabha Mallikarjun. His granddaughter (S. S. Ganesh’s daughter) Anchal got married to Prashanth Shettar, son of former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, on 6 September 2015.

Shamanur Shivashankarappa's grandaughter, Anchal, is married to Jagadish Shettar's son, Prashanth

Shamanur Shivashankarappa’s granddaughter Anchal is married to Jagadish Shettar’s son Prashanth

Address

No. 2633/1, Bakkesh, 7th Main, 2nd Croos, MCC ‘B’ Block, Davangere – 577004

Career

Politics

He served as the Treasurer of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) for more than three decades since the 1980s. In 1969, he became the Municipal Councillor in the Davanagere municipality. He began his political journey as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, serving from 1998 to 1999, representing the Davanagere constituency. He was later appointed Minister of Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing from 2013 to 2016. He has also been an active member of the Legislative Assembly in Karnataka since 2004, representing the Davangere South constituency.

Shamanur Shivashankarappa and his family with Rahul Gandhi

Shamanur Shivashankarappa and his family with Rahul Gandhi

Shamanur Shivashankarappa campaigning during 2023 Karnataka elections

Shamanur Shivashankarappa campaigning during the 2023 Karnataka elections

Shamanur Shivashankarappa with D. K. Shivakumar after winning the 2023 Karnataka elections

Shamanur Shivashankarappa with D. K. Shivakumar after winning the 2023 Karnataka elections

Education

He is the chairman of Bapuji Educational Association which owns a chain of more than 50 educational institutions including the Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, JJM medical college, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital and College of Pharmacy, Law and Polytechnic.

Business

He is the owner of the Shamanur Group, a conglomerate that specializes in the sugar and distilleries industries including Shamanur Sugars Pvt. Ltd., Duggavatti, Davangere and Indian cane power Ltd., Mudhol, Bijapur district.

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Philanthropy

He established Dr Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyna Trust in 2012 by depositing Rs 5 crores. The interest from this deposit is used to provide scholarships to the economically weaker students of Davangere.

Shamanur Shivashankarappa during a award ceremony of his Dr Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyna Trust

Shamanur Shivashankarappa during an award ceremony of his Dr Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyna Trust

He established Bapuji Cooperative Bank in 1986. He has established dining halls in temples, marriage halls, parks and lakes in the area to help the people. He has served as the President of Angavikalara Ashakirana Trust, Davangere, Davangere cricket club, Davangere, and Davans sports club, Davangere. During the Covid-19 lockdown, he purchased 60000 vaccine doses by paying Rs 6 crores for the underprivileged. He also spread awareness among the public to make Devangere a smart city.

Shamanur Shivashankarappa during a function of Bapuji Cooperative Bank

Shamanur Shivashankarappa during a function of Bapuji Cooperative Bank

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 1985
  • Indira Priyadarshini Award in 1990
  • Vidyashree by Citizens of Davangere in 1990
  • Business excellence award by Global business forum, New Delhi in 1992
  • Samajashree Award by Indian Council of management executives, Mumbai in 1993
  • The International Business Acumen Award by NRI Institute, New Delhi in 1993
  • Renukacharya by Rambhapuri Peeta, Balehonnur in 1994
    Shamanur Shivashankarappa has been honoured by religious temples

    Shamanur Shivashankarappa has been honoured by religious temples

  • Nitya Seva Yagnadhari ‘Silver Sword’ by Sri Shamanur Shivashankarappa Abhimani Sangha in 1995
  • Dharma Chudamani by Sirigeri Mutt in 1996
  • Shikshana Sudharaka by Sri Brihanmatha, Chitradurga in 1998
  • Shatamanada Sresta by Sri Adinatha Pratistana, Davangere in 2000
  • Vanijaya Ratha by Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Hubli in 2003
  • Amrutha Purusha by Abhimanigalu in 2005
  • Suvarna Karnataka Best Industrialist by Govt. of Karnataka in 2006
  • Honorary Doctorate from Kuvempu University in 2008
  • Nitya Sevayajnadhari by Shivashankarappa Abhimanigala Sangha
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Car Collection

He owns a Toyota Innova Crysta and a Kia SUV.

Income

His income for the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 5,81,29,107.

Assets and Properties

Movable Assets

  • Bank Deposits: Rs. 63,96,49,482
  • Motor Vehicles: Rs. 73,26,476
  • Jewellery: Rs. 2,24,37,255
  • Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs 85,32,23,141

Immovable Assets

  • Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 35,00,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2023. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).

Shamanur Shivashankarappa has a diamond and gold Cartier watch

Shamanur Shivashankarappa has a diamond and gold Cartier watch

Net Worth

Shivashankarappa’s net worth for the financial year 2022-23 was estimated to be Rs. 292 crores. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).

Facts/Trivia

  • As of May 2023, he had the distinction of being the oldest serving member in any state legislative assembly in India at the age of 92 years.
    Shamanur Shivashankarappa with former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    Shamanur Shivashankarappa with former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  • He is the President of the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha, the largest organisation of Veerashaivas in India.
  • He also co-produced a Kannada film titled Boregowda Bangalorige Banda in 1970.

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