M. P. Prakash
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
In office
8 August 2005[1][2] – 28 January 2006
Preceded bySiddaramaiah
Succeeded byB. S. Yeddyurappa
ConstituencyHoovina Hadagali, Bellary district
Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
for Hadagali
In office
Preceded byKaribasavanagoud Kogali
Succeeded byE. T. Shambunatha
In office
Preceded byE. T. Shambunatha
Succeeded byV. B. Halappa
In office
Preceded byV. B. Halappa
Succeeded byB. Chandra Naik
Personal details
Born(1940-07-11)11 July 1940
Hoovina Hadagali, Hyderabad State (now in Karnataka), British India
Died9 February 2011(2011-02-09) (aged 70)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Political partyIndian National Congress (2008–2011)
Other political
Janata Party (1983–1988)
Janata Dal (1988–1999)
Janata Dal (United) (1999–2004)
Janata Dal (Secular) (2004–2008)

Matada Patil Prakash (11 July 1940 – 9 February 2011),[3] was an Indian politician, film actor, director who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka from 2005 to 2006. Prakash was also a theatre enthusiast. He directed and acted in Kannada plays. He died on 9 February 2011 in Bangalore at the age of 71.[4]


Born on 11 July 1940 at Vallabhapura in Hagari Bommanahalli taluk, Bellary District, Prakash was an advocate by profession. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly four times. He first entered the Assembly from Hoovina Hadagali in 1983 on the Janata Party ticket and was re-elected thrice. He served as a minister handling various portfolios in all the Janata governments under various Chief ministers such as Ramakrishna Hegde, S.R.Bommai, H. D. Deve Gowda, J.H.Patel, Dharam Singh and H.D.Kumaraswamy. He was the deputy chief minister in the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular coalition for a brief while during 2005–06.


He died on 9 February 2011 due to cancer in a private hospital at Bangalore. His funeral took place at Hadagali, his home town in Bellary and was attended by thousands of people.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Staff Reporter: State says Maharashtra's flood problems are of its own making., The Hindu, 9 August 2005.
  2. ^ M. Madan Mohan: Another honour for north Karnataka., The Hindu,9 August 2005.
  3. ^ "Former Karnataka Dy CM M P Prakash passes away". Netindian.in. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Former Karnataka deputy chief minister MP Prakash dead". The Times of India. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
Political offices Preceded bySiddaramaiah Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka 8 August 2005 – 28 January 2006 Succeeded byB.S. Yeddyurappa