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Basavaraj Bommai Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 61 Years
Hometown: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Wife: Chennamma

Basavaraj Bommai

Bio/Wiki
Full nameBasavaraj Somappa Bommai [1]Twitter
ProfessionPolitician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (half bald)
Politics
Political Party• Janata Dal (1998-2003)
• Janata Dal (United) (2003-2008)
Janata Dal United (JDU)
• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2008-)
Bharatiya Janata Party symbol
Political Journey• Elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council (1998) from the Dharwad Local Authorities constituency
• Elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council (2004) from the Dharwad Local Authorities constituency
• Served as political secretary to the former Chief Minister JH Patel
• Left Janata Dal (United) and joined Bharatiya Janata Party in February 2008
• Elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Shiggaon constituency in Haveri district in 2008
• Served as the Minister of Water Resources (June 2008- May 2013) in the Government of Karnataka
• Served as the Minister for Cooperation (September 2019- February 2020) in the Government of Karnataka
• Served as the Minister of Home Affairs (August 2019- July 2021) in the Government of Karnataka
• Served as the Minister of Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (January 2021- July 2021) in the Government of Karnataka
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 January 1960 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2021) 61 Years
BirthplaceHubli, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownHubli, Mysore State (now Karnataka)
College/UniversityB. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology (now KLE Technological University), Hubli, India
Educational QualificationBachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering [2]MyNeta
Religion/Religious ViewsLingayatism [3]BusinessLine
CommunitySadar Lingayat
Address4883/1 Savanpur Road, Shiggaon, Shiggaon Taluk, Haveri District 581205
HobbiesReading, writing, playing golf
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseChennamma
(Note: Image in children section)
ChildrenDaughter: Aditi
Son: Bharat
Basavaraj Bommai with his wife, Chennamma, and his children, Bharat and Aditi
ParentsFather- Somappa Rayappa Bommai (11th Chief Minister of Karnataka)
Basavaraj Bommai with his father, SR Bommai
Mother- Gangamma
Money Factor
Assets/Properties (as of 2018) [4]MyNetaMovable
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 85 lakhs
• Bonds, Debentures, and Shares: Rs. 22.96 lakhs
• LIC or other insurance: Rs. 11.74 lakhs
• Motor Vehicle: Rs. 6.98 lakhs
• Jewellery: Rs. 96.14 lakhs

Immovable
• Agricultural Land: Rs.39.62 lakhs
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 19.40 lakhs
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 84.87 lakhs
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 3.83 crores
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 4 crores (as of 2018) [5]MyNeta

Basavaraj Bommai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Basavaraj Bommai

  • Basavaraj Bommai is an Indian politician and a mechanical engineer who became the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka on 28 July 2021. He is associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and he has been elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly from Shiggaon thrice since 2008.
  • Basavaraj Bommai completed his formal education and started working in the Pune division of Tata Motors. After working for three years, he decided to go independent and became an industrialist.
  • Bommai followed in his father’s footsteps and began his political career with the Janata Dal party in 1998. However, the party began dissolving gradually in 1999, and he became a part of the Janata Dal (United) party, the merger of the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal, the Lok Shakti Party, and the Samta Party, in 2003. From there, he was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council from the Dharwad constituency.

    Basavaraj Bommai in the early days of his political journey

    Basavaraj Bommai in the early days of his political journey

  • In 2008, Bommai decided to leave Janata Dal (United) party and joined Bharatiya Janata Party. After the Karnataka state elections, he was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, where he represented the Shiggaon constituency, Haveri.
  • Amid the political turmoil in Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai witnessed the change of three Chief Ministers while keeping the same ministry i.e. Ministry for Water Resources. It was reported that Bommai was close to the former Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa.

    Basavaraj Bommai inspecting a small dam near Udupi district

    Basavaraj Bommai inspecting a small dam near Udupi district

  • During B. S. Yediyurappa’s fourth term as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Bommai served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Minister of Cooperation, and the Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs. He was also the Minister-in-charge of the Haveri and Udupi districts.
  • B. S. Yediyurappa resigned from his position as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 26 July 2021, and the superior leaders of BJP sent their senior leaders, G. Kishan Reddy and Dharmendra Pradhan, to choose the next CM. On 27 July 2021, Basavaraj Bommai was elected for the post, and on 28th July 2021, he was sworn as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. After assuming the office, he held a cabinet meeting where he announced scholarships for the children of farmers, and he also increased the pension of widows, physically challenged, and senior citizens. B. S. Yediyurappa posted a tweet on his Twitter account to wish Bommai good luck for his term as the CM.

  • Bommai follows the Lingayat religious views, and his selection as the Chief Minister of Karnataka was planned by Yediyurappa to maintain their hold on thirteen percent of the population that followed the Lingayat religious beliefs. Out of the 23 Chief Ministers since 1956, fourteen chief ministers of Karnataka were from the Lingayat community.
  • Basavaraj Bommai is the son of the 11th Chief Minister of Karnataka, Somappa Rayappa Bommai. SR Bommai was the founder of Janata Dal (United) and Basavaraj Bommai was appointed as the general secretary in the party in 1995.
  • Several BJP ministers have described Bommai as a calm and composed person. Further, they said that Bommai was someone who would understand the issues deeply and completely before taking decisions.
  • Basavaraj Bommai is an animal lover, and he had a pet dog named Sunny. An old video of his family mourning Sunny’s death resurfaced on the internet in July 2021.

  • After Bommai was appointed as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, his family expressed their joy, and his wife, Chennamma, spoke to the media and said-

    As a chief minister’s wife I would ask him to do work that benefits all. We feel that the hard work of Basavaraj has paid off. We feel that he will do good work as he had done during the Covid time.”