Ananth Kumar (22 July 1959 – 12 November 2018) was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. From 1996 until his death, he had represented the Bengaluru South constituency in the Lok Sabha. He was born in Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka).
Kumar was in charge of two key ministries until his death: Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers beginning in May 2014 and as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs beginning in July 2016 in the Narendra Modi government.
- "Union minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59 in Bengaluru". Sandeep Moudgal. The Times of India. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.