S. R. Kanthi

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S. R. Kanthi
6th Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
14 March 1962 – 20 June 1962
GovernorJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
Preceded byBasappa Danappa Jatti
Succeeded byS. Nijalingappa
Personal details
Born (1908-12-21) 21 December 1908 (age 110)age 110 years, 273 days
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Maribasamma Kanti

Shivalingappa Rudrappa Kanthi, popularly known as S. R. Kanti, was the Chief Minister of Karnataka (then, Mysore State) for a brief period in 1962. He hailed from Lingayat religion 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] He belongs to Banajiga sub-sect of Lingayat community [5]

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. 22 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Former CM S R Kanti remembered". Deccan Herald.
  5. ^ "NewsKarnataka". NewsKarnataka.
Preceded by
B. D. Jatti
Chief Minister of Karnataka
14 March 1962 – 20 June 1962
Succeeded by
S. Nijalingappa