|Full Name||Parameshwara Gangadharaiah|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Political Party||Indian National Congress
|Political Journey||• 1989 to 1992: Joint Secretary, KPCC (Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee)
• 1992 to 1997: General Secretary, KPCC
• 1993: Minister of State for Sericulture, Karnataka
• 1997 to 1999: Vice President, KPCC
• 1999 to 2004: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Higher Education and Science & Technology (Karnataka)
• 2001: Minister of State for Medical Education (Karnataka)
• 2003: Minister of Information & Publicity (Karnataka)
• 2010: President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee
• 2010 to 2017: Chairman of Campaign Committee, KPCC
• 2014: Elected to Legislative Council
• 2015: Home Minister of Karnataka
• 2017: Resigned From Home Ministry
• 2018: Elected as MLA Candidate, on May 23, sworn as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
|Date of Birth||6 August 1951|
|Age (as in 2017)||66 Years|
|Birthplace||Gollahalli (presently known as Siddartha Nagar), Tumkur|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Hometown||Siddartha Nagar, Tumkur (Karnataka)|
|School||Sri Siddhartha High School at Siddarthanagar, Tumkur (Karnataka)|
|College/University||Government Pre-University College, Tumkur
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Waite Agricultural Research Centre, University of Adelaide (South Australia)
|Educational Qualification(s)||B.Sc (Agriculture)
PhD (Plant Physiology)
|Address||House No. 273, 15th Main, Sadashivanagar, R.M.V. Extension, Bengaluru|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Collecting Artefacts|
|Awards/Honours||1993: 'National Unity' for Outstanding Services, Contributions, and Achievements in Chennai
2017: 'Karnataka Game Changer' for Creating a Positive Environment for People and Businesses in Karnataka
|Controversy||• Allegedly, in 2017, he was accused of blaming the sexually assaulted victims (making the sexist remarks about their clothes) of the New Year Eve's party in Bengaluru.
• In September 2023, G. Parameshwara, along with other politicians, joined the Sanatana Dharma controversy row which was started by Udhayanidhi Stalin, who referred to 'Sanatana Dharma' as a disease and suggested its "eradication" during a press conference on 2 September 2023. Parameshwara, on the other hand, talked about Hinduism during an event on 5 September 2023 and questioned the origin of Hinduism. Mint G. Parameshwara, at the event, said,
Many religions have arisen in the history of the world. Jainism and Buddhism were born here. When was Hinduism born and who started it is still a question. Our country has a history of the origin of Buddhism and Jainism. Islam and Christianity came to our country from abroad. The summary of all the religions of the world is to be good for mankind."
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Kannika Parameshwari Parameshwara
|Children||Son- Not Known
Daughter- Shana Parameshwara
|Parents||Father- Hebbalalu Mariyappa Gangadharaiah (socialist, drawing teacher)
Mother- Gangamalamma Chikkanna
|Salary (approx.)||₹1,25,000/month + Other Allowances|
Some Lesser Known Facts about G. Parameshwara
- Does G. Parameshwara smoke?: Not Known
- Does G. Parameshwara drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He belongs to a Dalit family, and his father HM Gangadharaiah was famous for opening free boarding schools for the needy students.
- Apart from socialist and drawing teacher his father was also a member of the board of directors in Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (Department of Pre University Education of Karnataka), and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (Mysore University).
- At an early age, he became a member of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) of India.
- During his studies at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, he made a record of 100 meters race in 10.9 seconds.
- As an athlete, he represented Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra College in Inter-College/University sports event, and later, Karnataka state at the National level competition.
- He won India scholarship during his Masters in 1978, and India Overseas scholarship in 1980.
- During 1984-85, he received the Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Melbourne.
- While studying at the Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra, he met his friend’s sister Kannika Parameshwari and decided to marry her. Later in 1982, he tied the knot with her in Tumkur as per Buddhist norms.
- In mid-1988, he, with the co-operation of his father, established ‘Sri Siddhartha Medical College’ in Tumkur (Karnataka).
- After returning from Australia, he became the Administrative Officer of ‘Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology,’ Tumkur, Karnataka.
- In 1989, Parameshwara, along with S. M. Yahya, Education Minister of Karnataka (at that time), met former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who suggested him to join politics.
- Soon, with the support of a general secretary of A.I.C.C. (All India Congress Committee) Mohsina Kidwai, he became the Joint Secretary of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.
- In the 1999 assembly election from Madhugiri, he made a record of winning the highest polls seat in Karnataka by a margin of 55,802 votes; against Gangahanumaiah of Janata Dal (secular) having only 16,093 votes.
- Parameshwara is the follower of Buddism and its philosophy.
- He is the member of the Indian Society of Plant Physiology, Technical Education, Agricultural Science and also the Australian Society of Plant Physiology.
- Parameshwara is the winner of ‘Distinguished Leadership Award’ for his outstanding contributions to the contemporary Indian society.
- On 23 May 2018, Parameshwara was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.