B. Shankaranand
MP
In office
7 consecutive terms
Preceded byV. L. Patil
Succeeded byRatnamala Savanur
ConstituencyChikkodi
Personal details
Born19 October 1925[1]
Kanagali, Chikodi, Belgaum, Karnataka State, British India
Died20 November 2009(2009-11-20) (aged 84)
Belgaum
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Kamala Devi
Children2 Sons, 6 Daughters

B. Shankaranand (1925-2009) was a congress leader from Karnataka and minister in government of India.

He held the following portfolios in the Union Cabinet:

Position Dates
Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 16 March 1971 to 24 March 1977
Minister of Health & Family Welfare 16 January 1980 to 31 October 1984
Minister of Irrigation & Power 31 December 1984 to 25 September 1985
Minister of Water Resources 25 September 1985 to 21 August 1987
25 June 1988 to 2 December 1989
Minister of Law & Justice 25 June 1988 to 2 December 1989
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas 21 June 1991 to 17 January 1993
Minister of Health & Family Welfare 18 January 1993 to 22 December 1994

He worked as a cabinet minister under the Prime Ministership of Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Rajiv Gandhi and Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao.

He headed the first ever Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) formed to investigate into the Bofors deal which gave its report on 26 April 1988.[2]

He has represented Chikkodi (Lok Sabha constituency) for 29 years from 1967 to 1996, winning 7 times consecutively from the same place in his political career, creating a record of sorts.[3]

References

  1. ^ web master. "Tenth Lok sabha Members Bioprofile". PARLIAMENT OF INDIA LOK SABHA HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE. National Informatics Centre (NIC). Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. ^ Former Union Minister B Shankaranand passes away | NetIndian
  3. ^ "ಚಿಕ್ಕೋಡಿ ಲೋಕಸಭಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಕಿರುಪರಿಚಯ". 27 March 2014.