Shri Mallikarjuna Kharge, MP
[ Indian National Congress-Karnataka ]

Father's Name : Shri Mapanna
Mother's Name : Smt. Saibavva
Date of Birth : 1942-07-21
Place of Birth : Varavatti, Tal. Bhalki, Distt. Bidar ( Karnataka )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Radhabai
Children : No.of Sons:3 No.of Daughters:2
Educational Qualifications : B.A., LL.B Educated at Karnataka University, Karnataka
Profession : Advocate, Social Worker
Permanent Address : "Lumbin Niwasquot Aiwan-e-Shahi Area,Gulbarga Karnataka ,Tels. (08472) 255555, 09980035555(M) Fax (08472) 255555
Present Address : 9, Safdarjang RoadNew Delhi- 110 011,Tels. (011) 23710240, 23717515 (O) , 09971300079 (M) Fax (011) 23711708 (O)
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
President, Gulbarga City Congress Committee, Karnataka ( 1969)Member, Karnataka State Legislative Assembly (9th term)( 1972-2008)Chairman, Municipal Finances Enquiry Committee, Karnataka ( 1973)Minister of State, Primary and Secondary Education, Govt. of Karnataka ( 1976-78)Cabinet Minister, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Karnataka ( 1979)Cabinet Minister, Revenue, Govt. of Karnataka ( 1980)Deputy Leader of Opposition , Karnataka Legislative Assembly( 1985)Vice Prersident, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee( 1989)Cabinet Minister, Revenue, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Karnataka ( 1990)Cabinet Minister, Co-operation, Medium and Large Industries, Govt. of Karnataka ( 1992-94)Leader, Congress Legislature Party and Leader of Opposition, Karnataka ( 1996)Cabinet Minister, Home, Infrastructure Development and Minor Irrigation, Govt. of Karnataka ( 1999)Cabinet Minister , Water Resources and Transport,Govt. of Karnataka ( 2004)President, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.( 2005)Leader of Congress Legislature Party and Leader of Opposition, Karnataka ( 2008)Elected to 15th Lok Sabha( 2009)Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Employment( 31 May 2009)
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Introduced the Policy of backlog vacancies for weaker section for the first time in the country to fill up the posts teachers serveral reforms in the education department implemented Land Reforms Act more than 400 land tribunals were constituted to expedited the transfer of Land Rights lakhs of acres of govt. land distributed to landless small and marginal farmers comprehensive modernization of Police Department, Karnataka expediting Bangalore International Airport Project Build serveral dams and barrage providng irrigational facilities to the farmers especially in semi-dry area impetue was given to complete the lingering irrigation projects making state-run transport Corporation profitable.
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Keenly interested in football, hockey and cricket
Countries Visited :  
Australia,Brazil,China, Czech Republic,France,Germany,Italy, New Zealand, Sweeden,Thailand, United Kingdom,
Other Information :  
Organized the Employees Union of MSK Mills and fought for their rights, 1967 Jointed the Indian National congress and because the President of Gulbarga City Congress Committee, 1969 Chairman of Karnataka State Leather Industries Dvelopment Corporation, 1974