K. B. Prasanna Kumar

K. B. Prasanna Kumar is a politician from Karnataka. He defeated K. S. Eshwarappa, Ex- Deputy Chief Minister in the Shimoga constituency in the 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election.[1]

K. B. Prasanna Kumar
In office
17 May 2013 – May 2018
Preceded byK. S. Eshwarappa
Personal details
Political partyIndian National Congress
ChildrenAvinash Nompi

Early lifeEdit

Kumar was born on 17 November 1968. His father's name is Krishnamurthy and mother's name is Bhagirati Bai. He lost his father at an early age and had to support his family.

Kunar did his schooling at Deshiya Vidyashala Shimoga. He joined Acharya Tulasi College for his B.Com. He could not study further due to financial problems.


  1. ^ Paper boy-turned-politician who humbled mighty Eshwarappa Daijiworld Media Network – Shimoga (SP) Shimoga, 10 May 2013: "A boy, who had no political ambitions when young, and who used to earn something by distributing daily newspapers at the doorsteps of his customers, has made headlines in the same newspapers now. His achievement of humbling political stalwart and deputy chief minister of the state, K S Eshwarappa, has compelled people to sit up and take notice."

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