The tough fight between the BJP and Congress- JD(S) has finally come to an end. The new CM designate, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is all set to swear in as the chief minister of the state on May 23. He is son of HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister of India. Kumaraswamy has held a prominent place in politics of India, particularly in the state of Karnataka. He has served as Lok Sabha member for two terms and as chief minister of the state for about an year and a half.
All this while, his personal life has also been a center of attention for public as well as media, apart from his political life. And one of the most discussed aspects of H D Kumaraswamy’s personal life is his second wife. Kumarswamy is presently married to Radhika Kumaraswamy.
The politician is believed to have married the actress in 2006. The two have a daughter named Shamika K Swamy. Radhika is a renowned actress and producer of Kannada films. There are a quite a few facts about the marriage of HD Kumaraswamy with Radhika that have brought this relationship into limelight.
As per media reports, the news of their marriage got revealed only in 2006 when HD has a verbal spat with famous Tollywood actress and Congress leader Ramya. It is believed that until then this marriage had been kept under the wraps. In fact, this marriage even came under legal scrutiny for violation of marriage code under Hindu Personal Law, section 494 of Indian Penal Code but was dismissed for the lack of evidence.
Another interesting fact about this marriage is that Radhika is 27 years younger than Kumaraswamy. In fact, Radhika was born in the year when the politician got married for the first time. HD had married Anitha in 1986 and the two have a son, Nikhil Gowda. Anitha is an entrepreneur and an active politician. As per reports, HD is accused of bigamy and hasn’t divorced his first wife Anitha yet!
Incidentally, HD’s second and current wife Radhika was born that year (when Kumaraswamy got married for the first time) and this is the reason that he is being referred to as Milind Soman on Indian politics. 52-year-old Milind Soman has recently married 27-year old Ankita Konwar and the two have been slammed big time on social media for their huge age gap!