Kagodu Thimmappa

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Kagodu Thimmappa
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Kagodu Thimmappa addressing the gathering in the opening ceremony of Wikipedia workshop, at Sagar on July 28, 2013.
Minister for Revenue & Muzrai in the Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
20 June 2016
Preceded by Srinivasa Prasad
Constituency Sagar
Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
31 May 2013 – 20 June 2016
Governor Vajubhai Vala
Preceded by K.G. Bopaiah
Succeeded by KB Koliwad
Constituency Sagar
Personal details
Born (1932-09-10) September 10, 1932 (age 85)
Kagodu, Sagara,Karnataka
Political party Indian National Congress

Kagodu Thimmappa is a Congress MLA elected from the Sagar Constituency. He became the Speaker of the 14th Karnataka Legislative Assembly on May 31, 2013.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Kagodu Thimmappa was born on 10 September 1932 in Kagodu, Sagar Taluk, Karnataka, 18 km from Sagar Town. He was the third son of Savaji Beera Nayaka and Byramma. He completed his primary education in nearby Hirenallur and High school studies in Sagar. Then he took B.Com., B.L. Degrees in Bangalore. He worked as a lawyer in Sagar for some time.

Originally he was an agriculturist by profession. Dr. Rama Manohar Lohia, George Fernandes, Gopala Gowda and other socialist leaders influenced him since his younger days.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was Interested in Social Service. He was a Member of Taluk Board From1961; he worked as the President, Taluk Board from 1967 to 1974; was Member of Fifth Legislative Assembly; was Member of Legislative Council in 1980; served as Minister for Food and Forest, in Sri Gundu Rao Ministry; then was Minister of Public Works in 1980.

He was Founder President, Sanjay Polytechnic, Sagar, (2 terms), Founder President, Janata Educational Society, Member of 9th Legislative Assembly, Chairman, Karnataka Housing Board, and served as Minister for Social Welfare.[3]

He was elected to 10th Legislative Assembly, then re-elected to 11th Assembly from Sagar Constituency in 1999 and appointed as Minister for Social Welfare in the Council of Ministers headed by S.M. Krishna on 17 October 1999. He was later elected to the 14th Legislative Assembly from Sagar Constituency and unanimously elected as Speaker on 31 May 2013. He is currently the minister for Revenue department from 19 June 2016 after the cabinet reshuffle from the chief minister.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Kagodu Thimmappa elected as the new Speaker of Karnataka Assembly". NDTV. 
  2. ^ "Kagodu Thimmappa(Indian National Congress(INC)):Constituency- SAGAR(SHIMOGA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  3. ^ "ಸದನಕ್ಕೆ ಈಗ ಸಮಾಜವಾದಿ `ಮೇಷ್ಟ್ರು' | ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ". prajavani.net. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Karnataka Legislative Assembly". kla.kar.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  5. ^ The Book of Tribute = "Harikara Kagodu thimmappa’, Published by Kagodu Thimmappa Abhinandna Samiti ; Gandhi Mandira Sagara -Edited by -Dr. Chi Boralingaiah, N. Huchchappa Mastar ; Kagodu Annappa. printed at : Vinayaka Ofset printers No. 172/1, Bannergatta Rd Srinivasa Industrial Estate Bengaluru 560076; Rs.300/- (Vidhana Sabha Library)