Former Prime Minister and JD(S) patriarch H.D. Deve Gowda is celebrating his ninetieth birthday on Thursday.
Known as son of the soil, Haradanahalli Dodde Gowda Deve Gowda is the one politician from Karnataka who noticed a meteoric rise in politics and went on to develop into the Prime Minister of the nation.
Deve Gowda, an ardent believer of Hindu traditions, remains to be pursuing energetic politics and campaigned throughout the state within the recently-concluded Assembly elections. He had challenged nationwide events and proclaimed earlier than the elections that there is no such thing as a Modi wave within the state.
JD(S) gained 19 seats dashing Deve Gowda’s hopes to see his son H.D. Kumaraswamy to develop into the king maker. Deve Gowda nonetheless stays as essentially the most influential politician of the state and an iconic determine of the Vokkaliga group. He additionally emerged because the chief of lots chopping throughout caste and creed.
He was born on May 18, 1933 at Haradanahalli village in Holenarasipura taluk of Hassan district. He accomplished a civil engineering diploma and got here into the sphere of politics on the age of 20 years. He joined Congress get together in 1953 and remained a member until 1962.
Deve Gowda contested as an unbiased candidate on the age of 28 years and bought elected as MLA in 1962. He represented the Holenarasipura seat and was jailed in the course of the emergency. His service because the Leader of Opposition within the Assembly, from March 1972 to March 1976 and November 1976 to December 1977, gained him laurels.
He turned the 14th CM of Karnataka in 1994. Under his management, the Idgah Maidan controversy of Hubballi which divided your entire state on communal strains and made nationwide information, was resolved.
After resigning because the chief minister on May 30, 1996 he was sworn in because the eleventh Prime Minister.