Dr Ashwath Narayan

Dr Ashwath Narayan (born 2 February 1968) is an Indian politician who is the current Minister of Information Technology – Biotechnology, Higher Education, Science and Technology of Karnataka from 20 August 2019. He is additionally Minister of Skill development and Entrepreneurship & Livelihood of Karnataka from 10 February 2020. He served as the 8th Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka from 20 August 2019 to 26 July 2021. He is a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Malleshwaram constituency.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi