K. B. Prasanna Kumar

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He was born on 17th November 1968. His father's name is Krishnamurthy and mother's name is Bhagirati Bai.

He did his schooling from Deshiya Vidyashala Shimoga. He joined Acharya Tulasi College for his B.Com. He could not study further due to financial problems. He lost his father at an early age and had to support his family.

K. B. Prasanna Kumar
In office
17 May 2013 – present
Preceded by K. S. Eshwarappa
Constituency Shimoga
Personal details
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Geethanjali
Children Avinash
Residence Shimoga

K. B. Prasanna Kumar is a politician from Karnataka. He defeated K. S. Eshwarappa, Ex- Deputy Chief Minister in the Shimoga constituency in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013.[1]


  1. ^ Paper boy-turned-politician who humbled mighty Eshwarappa Daijiworld Media Network – Shimoga (SP) Shimoga, May 10, 2013: A boy, who had no political ambitions when young, and who used to earn something by distributing daily newspapers at the doorsteps of his customers, has made headlines in the same newspapers now. His achievement of humbling political stalwart and deputy chief minister of the state, K S Eshwarappa, has compelled people to sit up and take notice."

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