S. R. Kanthi

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S. R. Kanthi
6th Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
14 March 1962 – 20 June 1962
Governor Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
Preceded by Basappa Danappa Jatti
Succeeded by S. Nijalingappa
Personal details
Born (1908-12-21)December 21, 1908
Hungund, Bagalkot district
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Maribasamma Kanti

Shivalingappa R. Kanthi (Kannada: ಶಿವಲಿಂಗಪ್ಪ.ಆರ್.ಕಂಠಿ), popularly known as S. R. Kanti, was the Chief Minister of Karnataka (then, Mysore State) for a brief period in 1962. He hailed from a Banajiga sect of Lingayat community in Hungund in Bagalkot district (formerly Bijapur district) in the northern part of Karnataka. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), he served as the Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 1956 to 1962. Kanti was Chief Minister of the State for a brief period of 96 days in 1962.[1] Later, as Education Minister in the S. Nijalingappa Cabinet he was instrumental in the establishment of Bangalore University and Kittur Rani Chennamma Sainik Schools.[2]

His centenary celebrations were held in 2008.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maharaja administers oath to then CM S.R. Kanti". Mnc World. 
  2. ^ "Guiding Spirit". Kittur Sainik School. 
  3. ^ "S.R. Kanti remembered". The Hindu. December 22, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Former CM S R Kanti remembered". Deccan Herald. 
Preceded by
B. D. Jatti
Chief Minister of Karnataka
14 March 1962 – 20 June 1962
Succeeded by
S. Nijalingappa