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K.H. Muniyappa
Cabinet Minister, Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
20 May 2023[1]
GovernorThawar Chand Gehlot
CabinetSecond Siddaramaiah ministry
Chief MinisterSiddaramaiah
Ministry and Departments
  • Food & Civil Supplies
  • Consumer Affairs
Preceded byUmesh Katti
Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
13 May 2023
Preceded byL. N. Narayanaswamy
Union Minister of State(Independent charge), Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
In office
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterDr. Manmohan Singh
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byKalraj Mishra
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byY. Ramakrishna
Succeeded byS. Muniswamy
Minister of State, Government of India
In office
22 May 2009 – 28 October 2012
PresidentPratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
CabinetSecond Manmohan Singh ministry
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Ministry and DepartmentsRailways
In office
23 May 2004 – 22 May 2009
PresidentA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Pratibha Patil
CabinetFirst Manmohan Singh ministry
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Ministry and DepartmentsRoad, Transport & Highways
Personal details
Born (1948-03-07) 7 March 1948 (age 75)
Kammadhalli shidlaghatta, Karnataka
Political partyINC
SpouseM. Nagarathnamma
Children1 son and 4 daughters
including Roopakala M Shashidhar[2]
As of 25 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Kambadahalli Hanumappa Muniyappa (born 7 March 1948) is an Indian politician from Karnataka and Cabinet Minister.

Political career

He belongs to Madiga community, a member of Scheduled Castes.[3]

Muniyappa has represented Kolar seven times consecutively: (10th Lok Sabha, 11th Lok Sabha, 12th Lok Sabha, 13th Lok Sabha, 14th Lok Sabha, 15th Lok Sabha and 16th Lok Sabha). He lost the 2019 elections to a largely unknown face S. Muniswamy by more than one lakh votes.[4][5]

He was Minister of state in Government of India from 22 May 2004 to 28 October 2012.

Muniyappa was the Union Minister of state for Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.[6] He was administered the oath of office along with 59 other ministers on 28 May 2009 by President of India Pratibha Patil.

Degrees and posts held

1969 onwards Vice-Convenor, Congress (I) Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) Cell, District. Kolar, Karnataka.

1978-83 vice-president, Taluk Development Board, Sidlaghatta, District. Kolar, Karnataka.

1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha

Member, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.) (I), Legal Cell, Karnataka

Member, Executive Committee, P.C.C. (I) SC and ST Cell, Karnataka

Vice-president, Taluk Congress (I) Committee, Sidlaghatta, District. Kolar, Karnataka

Member, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.) (I), Dist. Kolar, Karnataka

Member, Food and Civil Supplies (Eradication of Adulteration Committee), District. Kolar, Karnataka

1994 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)

1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1996-97 Member, Committee on Industry

Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Welfare

1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1998-99 Member, Committee on Industry

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Steel and Mines

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1999-2000 Member, Committee on Industry

2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha(5th term)

23 May 2004 onwards Union Minister of State, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways

2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)

2009 - 28 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Railways

28 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (7th term)


Honorary Doctorate


  1. ^ "K. H. Muniyappa sworn as Cabinet Minister in Government of Karnataka".
  2. ^ Sathish, G. T. (13 May 2023). "Karnataka Assembly to see several father-son, father-daughter pairs and relatives this time". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
  3. ^ Malagi, Shivakumar G. (8 April 2018). "The Madiga split caught between a seer and a minister". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Cong's Kolar fortress falls; Muniyappa bites dust". 24 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Karnataka Cong MLAs worked against me, should be expelled: KH Muniyappa". 29 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Ministers of State (as on 15.11.2010)". Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 February 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2010.