Kumaraswamy wants to be 'king', not kingmaker May 16, 2018 0 103 12345 agenciesNew delhiKeeping with his pre-poll claims that he would be the 'king'and not 'kingmaker', state chief of Janata Dal (Secular) H D Kumaraswamy has virtually emerged from the fringe to stake claim to become the chief minister of Karnataka again with Congress support. Like his father and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy, who was the chief of the state for 20 months from February 2006, has mastered the art of making the best use of opportunity in one's favour. Despite his party ending up at a distant third in the assembly elections with 37 seats, Kumaraswamy, popularly known as"Kumaranna", is back in the reckoning after the Congress announced support to him to lead a coalition government. Seen as a"lone ranger"and an"accidental politician", his first love was, however, films. Born in Haradanahalli of Holenarasipura Taluk in Hassan district, Kumaraswamy did his early schooling in Hassan, before shifting to Bengaluru for higher studies. A BSc graduate, for 58-year old Kumaraswamy politics was never his first interest. A fan of Kannada thespian Dr Rajkumar, he was attracted to cinema from his college days and that later drove him to the business of film-making and distribution. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Karnataka fate hangs in balance as BJP fails to reach magic number May 16, 2018 0 5968 Romancing the maid: Indian film tackles taboo May 16, 2018 0 104 Tables turned, BJP scrambles to 'explore all options' to form govt May 16, 2018 0 111 Karnataka Governor should invite post-poll coalition to form government: Congress New Delhi: Talking to the media, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that the post-poll coalition of the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular of HD Deve Gowda was"poised for a majority"in the new Karnataka Assembly. The .. 10 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari river in Andhra Vijayawada: Ten people went missing after a boat capsized in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, officials said. The incident occurred near Manturu in Devipatnam block of East Godavari district around 5 pm .. 18 killed in Varanasi flyover collapse; probe ordered Varanasi: At least 18 persons have been killed and another four are trapped under rubble after a spam of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi -- the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra ..