S. M. Krishna

Politician from India

S. M. Krishna Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna (born 1 May 1932), generally referred to as S. M. Krishna, is an Indian politician who has served in the government of India as Minister of External Affairs since 2009. A member of the Indian Parliament from Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha, Krishna was the Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1999 to 2004 and Governor of Maharashtra from 2004 to 2008. S.M. Krishna is the son of S.C. Mallaiah, Krishna born in a village Somanahalli in Maddur Taluk of Mandya District. He completed his Bachelor's in Arts from Maharaja's College, Mysore and obtained a Law degree from University Law College, which was then known as Government Law College in Bangalore. Krishna studied in the United States, graduating from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Soon after his return to India, he got elected to the Karnataka legislative assembly in 1962. . In addition, Krishna has served multiple terms as an MP from the Mandya district of Karnataka starting from 1968 in the 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th Lok Sabha. He served as minister under Indira Gandhi between 1983–84 and Rajiv  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Lawyer, Politician

Political career

Party From To
Indian National Congress


Institution From To
George Washington University
Southern Methodist University
University Law College, Bangalore

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