Cariappa , Smt. Prema
[Indian National Congress -Karnataka ]


Father's Name :

Late Shri S.B. Kushalappa

Mother's Name :

Shrimati S.K. Thangamma

Date of Birth :

15 August 1951

Place of Birth :

Virajpet, Distt. Coorg (Karnataka)

Marital Status :

Married on 13 June 1971

Spouse's Name :

Shri I.M. Cariappa


Children :

One son and one daughter

Educational Qualifications :

B.A. Educated at Teresian College, Mysore (Karnataka)

Profession :

Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address :

33/4 Thyagaraja Layout, Maruthi seva Nagar, Bangalore 560033
Tel. - {080} 25468336, 25495611

Present Address :

83, South Avenue, New Delhi 110011
Tel. - 23792123, Mobile 9868181074

E-mail :

Positions Held :


1990-91 Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee, Bangalore City Corporation 1991-93 Deputy Leader, Bangalore City Corporation 1991-2001 Corporator, Bangalore City Corporation 1994-95 Deputy Mayor of Bangalore 1996-97 Party Leader, Bangalore City Corporation 1996-99 Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee 1998-99 Chairman, Public Works & Town Planning 2000-2001 Mayor of Bangalore 2000-2002 Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2002 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development Aug. 2002-Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Member, Hindi Salahakar Committee (Sub-Committee on Science and Technology) Aug. 2002 onwards Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women Member, Committee on Government Assurances Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Dec. 2004 onwards Member, Central Silk Board Member, Coffee Board

Freedom Fighter :


Books Published :



Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 

Involved in the welfare and upliftment of poor families, widows and the destitute; development of Karnataka State, urban cities and rural villages, improvement of water supply, sanitation, maintenance of greenery and overall development of villages

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 

Badminton, table tennis, travelling, reading, social work, interacting with people and loves birds and animals especially dogs

Countries Visited :


Germany, Holland, U.K., Belgium, Zurich and Geneva (Switzerland), France, Rome (Italy), Dubai (U.A.E.), Muscat (Oman), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, U.S.A. and China

Other Information :


President and Advisor for Mahila Samajas and sports organizations; President, Karnataka State Harijan Sevak Sangh; Whip, Congress Party in Rajya Sabha; Participated in : (i) World Conference on Women's Security and Gender Equality held at Bangkok, Thailand in September 2002, (ii) Special Session on Children held at New York, U.S.A. in 2002, (iii) World Conference on 'Making the World a Better Place' organised by Brahmakumaries at Mount Abu, Rajasthan (iv) South East Asia Seminar on AIDS held at Islamabad, Pakistan in 2005, (v) Inter -Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference on"Beyond Beijing: Towards Gender Equality in Politics", as a national delegate at UN Headquarters in New York in March 2005; attended World Mayors Conference at Berlin, Germany in 2002; visited China at the invitation of Indo-China Friendship Society to strengthen relationship and mutual understanding among people of the two countries