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SM Krishna

The 69-year-old tech-savvy Chief Minister of Karnataka SM Krishna restored the reputation of Bangalore as the most-favoured destination.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2004 05:53 PM IST

The 69-year-old tech-savvy Chief Minister of Karnataka SM Krishna restored the reputation of Bangalore as the most-favoured destination, or MFD, of global and domestic investors by organizing the month-long Global Investors' Meet. He planned this mega event on a global scale with a view to reviving the sagging fortunes of his state.

Son of Late SC Mallaiah and Somanahalli, SM Krishna was born in Maddur Taluk, Mandya District. In 1964, he got married to Prema and has two daughters. Krishna is a Fulbright Scholar-Graduate student from George Washington University, Washington DC (USA).

Krishna began his career as a Member of 3rd Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1962 and continued till 1967. He was the member of the 4th and the 5th Lok Sabha from 1968 to 1972. Krishna managed to become the Union Minister of State for Industry during 1983-84.

Further, in March 1990 he led a delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar at West Minister, UK. As the deputy Chief Minister from 1992-94, SM Krishna pulled all stops to showcase Karnataka to the outside world as a promising land. Armed with a thumping mandate from the people, he took oath as the Chief Minister on October 11, 1999 and since then been constantly trying to resurrect the image of this battered state. Till recently, Krishna was engaged in a dispute with the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha over the release of Kavery water.

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