Keshav Dev Malaviya
Minister of Mines and Fuel
In office
10 April 1962 – 27 May 1964
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded bySwaran Singh
Succeeded byChidambaram Subramaniam
Personal details
Born(1904-08-11)11 August 1904
Died27 May 1981(1981-05-27) (aged 76)[1]
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress

Keshav Dev Malaviya (11 August 1904–27 May 1981) was a leader of Indian National Congress and a union minister of India. He was a member of Lok Sabha from Domariyaganj, Uttar Pradesh. He received his degree in oil technology from HBTI Kanpur (now HBTU Kanpur). He served as a Minister of Petroleum in the 1970s in the Congress government. He is also known as the Father of the Indian Petroleum Industry.[2]


In honour of K.D. Malaviya, Dibrugarh University, Assam has established a chair for research purpose in the department of Applied Geology, with collaboration with Oil India Ltd. Duliajan in 1991. This chair is dedicated for research in the field of oil and natural gas.


  1. ^ "Obituary References" (PDF). Lok Sabha Debates. 18 (1): 3. 17 August 1981.
  2. ^ "Steps are being taken to contain growth in demand for oil: Keshav Dev Malaviya". India Today. Retrieved 24 February 2018.