K. H. Puttaswamy Gowda is an Indian politician, social activist, and entrepreneur. In 2023, he was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Karnataka. In July 2023, Puttaswamy Gowda attracted media attention after he was featured on the list of India’s wealthiest MLAs.
Kannaghatta Puttaswamy Gowda Srinivas was born in 1954 (age 69 years; as of 2023) in Karnataka, India. After completing his schooling, he enrolled at the Government Ramnarayan Chellaram College, Bangalore University, Karnataka, where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in commerce from 1973 to 1975.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Honne Gowda (deceased).
Wife & Children
His wife, Anusuya Gowda, is a businesswoman. The couple has two sons, K. P. Srinivas, and K. P. Pawan. Both his sons are businessmen.
K. H. Puttaswamy Gowda follows Hinduism.
In 2023, K. H. Puttaswamy Gowda contested the Karnataka Assembly polls as an independent candidate from the Gauribidanur constituency and emerged victorious. In the election, he defeated his nearest rival, an Indian National Congress (INC) candidate named N. H. Shivashankara Reddy, by a margin of 37,286 votes.
On 14 August 2000, K. H. Puttaswamy Gowda founded the M/S Asian Cylinders Limited in Bengaluru; however, in 2006, he changed the name of the company to Asian Fab Tec Limited. On 20 December 2013, he was appointed as the director of the company. On 1 June 2016, he assumed the directorship of Asian Power Projects Private Limited. He was appointed director of Ark Clean Energy Private Limited on 18 March 2017. On 29 March 2023, he became director of Evexia Nutritions Private Limited, Zass Rubber Products Private Limited, and Canara Pipes Private Limited.
Apart from politics and business, K. H. Puttaswamy Gowda is actively involved in social activism. He is the owner of the KHP Foundation, serving in the foundation as its president. Through his foundation, he has helped the poor and the needy in Karnataka. Notably, the foundation focuses on supporting young individuals, providing sports equipment to aspiring athletes, and rewarding successful candidates in government exams.
Salary & Income
As per the Karnataka Ministers Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2022, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) drew a salary of Rs. 2.5 lakhs + other allowances. His income in the financial year 2022-2023 was estimated to be Rs. 7,15,54,060.
Assets & Properties
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 10,50,12,201
- Total worth of the immovable assets: Rs. 2,21,57,82,250
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2023. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).
K. H. Puttaswamy Gowda’s net worth in 2023 was estimated to be Rs. 2,31,60,81,447. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).
- He also goes by the names Kannaghatta Pavan and Kannaghatta Puttaswamy Gowda Pavan.
- In 2013, Asian Fab Tec Limited, the company he owns, was commended by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. for successfully organizing the power supply at the 9th International Aerospace Exposition (Aero India 2013). Additionally, the company received a letter of appreciation for installing an 11KV feeder in Kendriya Sadana located in Bangalore.