B. S. Yeddyurappa Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

B. S. Yeddyurappa


Full NameBookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa
Famous ForBeing the first person from the Bharatiya Janata Party to become the Chief Minister of a South Indian state- Karnataka
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourDark brown
Hair ColourGrey (Semi-Bald)
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Political Journey• 1972: Appointed as a member to the Shikaripura Town Municipality.
• 1975: Elected as the President of the Taluk unit of the Jana Sangh and also appointed as the President of the Town Municipality of Shikaripura the same year.
• 1980: Elected as the President of the Shikaripura taluk unit of the BJP.
• 1985: Became the president of BJP's Shimoga district unit.
• 1988: Elected as the president of State BJP; Karnataka.
B. S. Yeddyurappa With Narendra Modi
• 1994: Became the leader of opposition of Karnataka Legislative assembly.
• 1999: Lost elections.
• 2004: Re-elected and became the leader of opposition again.
• 2007: Became the Cheif Minister of Karnataka.
• 2011: Resigned.
Biggest RivalCongress leader Siddaramaiah
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 February 1943
Age (as in 2018)75 Years
BirthplaceBookanakere, Mandya District, Karnataka
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureB. S. Yeddyurappa Signature
HometownBookanakere, Mandya, Karnataka
SchoolPES College, Mandya, Karnataka
Educational Qualification12th pass
Caste/communityLingayat Community
AddressMythri Nivasa, Malerakeri, Shikaripura, Karnataka
Award“Fastest Mover Award” in law and order category by India Today
Controversies• He was arrested for 45 days at Shimoga and Bellary during emergency period in 1975.
B. S. Yeddyurappa Arrested
• In 2004, there were rumours that B.S Yeddyurappa and Shobha Karandlaje (Lok Sabha MP; BJP) had an affair.
• He was again amidst a controversy when he went for a meal at a Dalit house, but alleged to order food from a nearby hotel.
B. S. Yeddyurappa Having Meal At Dalit House
• An SUV Toyota was when gifted to him by sugar baron Nirani, he again fell into a controversy, as it was worth 1 crore and was being used by him to inspect the drought-hit areas.
• In 2012, he was forced by the party to resign due to corruption charges; but he re-joined it in 2013 and became the National Vice President of BJP.
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 1967
Wife/SpouseLate Mythra Devi
B. S. Yeddyurappa With His Wife
ChildrenSons- B. Y. Raghavendra, B Y Vijayendra
B. S. Yeddyurappa And His Sons
Daughters- S Y Umadevi, B Y Arunadevi
B. S. Yeddyurappa With His Family
ParentsFather- Siddalingappa
Mother- Puttathayamma
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- P S Prema
B. S. Yeddyurappa With His Sister P S Prema
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticiansAtal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi
Style Quotient
Car Collection Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
B. S. Yeddyurappa's Car
Money Factor
Salary (as an MLA from Karnataka)₹98000 + Other Allowances
Net Worth (approx.)₹7 crore (as in 2014)

B. S. Yeddyurappa

Some Lesser Known Facts About B. S. Yeddyurappa

  • Does B. S. Yeddyurappa smoke?: Not known
  • Does B. S. Yeddyurappa drink alcohol?: Not known
  • B. S. Yeddyurappa was named after a temple Shaivite, which was built by a saint Siddalingeshwara at Yediyur in Tumkur district.
  • His mother died when he was four.
  • He was associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since his school days. B.S Yeddyurappa In RSS
  • He stopped his studies after completing his 12th.
  • In 1965, he was appointed as a First-Division clerk in social welfare department. But soon he quit his job to move to Shikapura and became a clerk in a rice mill.
  • In 1967, he got hitched to Mythradevi; who was the daughter of the owner of a rice mill where B. S. Yeddyurappa worked as a clerk.
  • He later opened his own hardware shop in Shivamogga.
  • His wife died in a mysterious way by drowning in a sump while fetching water.

  • He was appointed as a secretary of Sangh’s shikaripur unit in 1970.
  • B. S. Yeddyurappa has been a member of the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth and Thirteenth Legislative Assemblies (lower house) of Karnataka.
  • He became the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka in 2008 and served in office from 30 May 2008 to 31 July 2011.
  • He was handed the responsibility of the presidency of BJP in Karnataka for the fourth time in 2016.
  • B. S. Yeddyurappa was suspected to have a relationship with Shobha Karandlaje; however, both of them denied the rumours. There were rumors that they even got married in a secret ceremony. B. S. Yeddyurappa With Shobha Karandlaje
  • He was arrested for the charge of corruption for 21 days in 2011.
  • A pedestrian was killed by a car carrying Yeddyurappa’s son, the police arrested the driver (Ravikumar) and charged a case of rash driving. B. S. Yeddyurappa Son's Car Accident
  • BJP announced B. S. Yeddyurappa as the chief ministerial candidate for 2018 Karnataka State Assembly elections.

  • On 17th may 2018, he took the oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka but only after 2 days, he resigned from the post without facing the confidence vote.
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