Date of birth : 20-07-1952
Place of birth : Khilla Ghanpur, Mahabubnagar
Parents : Lakshmaiah
Qualifications : M.A. LLB
Political Background >
During the days when Shanti Kumar was working as the President of IT Officers Association, the then Finance Minister didn't give Shanti Kumar the opportunity to meet him even though he got the appointment from the Ex-Central Minister Suresh Prabhu. The incident made him down and he then decided to be an MP to become close to people.
Shanti Kumar who led various state and national level organisations resigned his role in IT department and joined BJP in 2012 to become Lok Sabha MP. Belonging to a middle-class agricultural family, he was an RSS member since childhood. In 1967, he worked as RSS Shikshak. And after the completion of his education, he worked as an IT officer for 35 years. His father Lakshmaiah had served as Sarpanch of his native village. Being a good player, he also worked with sports associations and currently he is serving as the chairman of various sports associations in Mahabubnagar. Meanwhile, he is also the president of district tax bar association.
Since he joined BJP, he worked as the state secretary and Shanti Kumar is now serving as BJP's State Treasurer. Though he expected Lok Sabha MP ticket in 2014, he didn't get it. To try his luck in the imminent elections, the politician is touring the constituency and conducting meetings and other activities.