Bokanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa, (born February 27, 1943) also known as B. S. Yediyurappa, B. S. Y. and Yeddy, is an Indian politician. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and represents Shikaripura in the Karnataka legislative assembly. After the BJP's success in the May 2008 Karnataka Assembly election, he is the present Chief Minister of Karnataka, sworn in on 30 May 2008. He was also briefly Chief Minister in November 2007 before the coalition government with Janata Dal (Secular) collapsed. He is the first person from the BJP to become the Chief Minister of a South Indian state.
Yeddyurappa was born on February 27, 1943 in the village of Bookanakere in the Mandya district of the state of Karnataka. His father Siddalingappa and mother Puttathayamma belonged to the Lingayat community. He was named after the presiding deity of a Shaivite temple built by the saint Siddalingeshwar at Yediyur, in Tumkur district of Karnataka. He lost his mother when he was just four year