M. P. Prakash

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M. P. Prakash
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
08 Aug 2005[1][2] – 28 January 2006
Preceded by Siddaramaiah
Succeeded by B. S. Yeddyurappa
Constituency Hadagalli, Bellary district
In office
Preceded by Karibasavanagoud Kogali
Succeeded by E. T. Shambunatha
Constituency Hadagalli, Bellary district
In office
Preceded by E. T. Shambunatha
Succeeded by V. B. Halappa
Constituency Hadagalli, Bellary district
In office
Preceded by V. B. Halappa
Succeeded by B. Chandra Naik
Constituency Hadagalli, Bellary district
Personal details
Born (1940-07-11)July 11, 1940
Vallabhapura, Hagari Bommanahalli Taluk, Bellary District, Karnataka
Died February 9, 2011(2011-02-09) (aged 70)
Bangalore, Karnataka
Nationality  India
Political party Indian National Congress (2008-2011)
Janata Party (1983–1988)
Janata Dal (1988-1999)
Janata Dal (United) (1999-2004)
Janata Dal (Secular) (2004-2008)
Spouse(s) Rudrambha
Children a son and three daughters(name- M P Ravi, M P Latha, M P Suma, M P Veena respectively)

Matada Patil Prakash (Kannada: ಮಠದ ಪಾಟೀಲ್ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್, 11 July 1940 – 9 February 2011),[3] was an Indian politician. He served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka during 2005-2006. A highly respected leader known for his simplicity and integrity, Prakash was also a theatre enthusiast. He directed and acted in Kannada plays. He died on February 9, 2011 in Bangalore at the age of 71.[4]


Born on 11 July 1940 at Vallabhapura in Hagari Bommanahalli taluk, Bellary District, Prakash was an advocate by profession. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly, four times. He first entered the Assembly from Hadagali in 1983 on the Janata Party ticket and was re-elected thrice. He served as a minister handling various portfolios in all the Janata governments under various Chief ministers such as Ramakrishna Hegde, S.R.Bommai, H. D. Deve Gowda, J.H.Patel, Dharam Singh and H.D.Kumaraswamy. He was the deputy chief minister in the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular coalition for a brief while during 2005-06.


He died on 9 February 2011 due to Cancer in a private hospital at Bangalore. His funeral took place at Hadagali, his home town in Bellary and was attended by thousands of his admirers and followers.


  1. ^ Staff Reporter: State says Maharashtra's flood problems are of its own making., The Hindu,Aug 09, 2005.
  2. ^ M. Madan Mohan: Another honour for north Karnataka., The Hindu,Aug 09, 2005.
  3. ^ "Former Karnataka Dy CM M P Prakash passes away". Netindian.in. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Former Karnataka deputy chief minister MP Prakash dead". The Times of India. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
08 Aug 2005 - 28 January 2006
Succeeded by
B.S. Yeddyurappa