Indian politician who began his second term as a member of parliament in 2010. He is an independent candidate from the state Karnataka, where he was raised.
He earned a degree in commerce from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
He also serves as the chairman of United Breweries Group.
He has a son, Siddharth, with wife Rekha Mallya.
He is a member of India's Parliament, which was the case for late politician Ratnappa Kumbhar.