Keshav Dev Malaviya (11 August 1904–27 May 1981) was a leader of Indian National Congress and a union minister of India. He was a member of Lok Sabha from Domariyaganj, Uttar Pradesh. He received his degree in oil technology from HBTI Kanpur (now HBTU Kanpur). He served as a Minister of Petroleum in the 1970s in the Congress government. He is also known as the Father of the Indian Petroleum Industry.
Keshav Dev Malaviya
|Minister of Mines and Fuel|
10 April 1962 – 27 May 1964
|Prime Minister||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Preceded by||Swaran Singh|
|Succeeded by||Chidambaram Subramaniam|
|Born||11 August 1904|
|Died||27 May 1981 (aged 76)|
New Delhi, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
In honour of K.D. Malaviya, Dibrugarh University, Assam has established a chair for research purpose in the department of Applied Geology, with collaboration with Oil India Ltd. Duliajan in 1991. This chair is dedicated for research in the field of oil and natural gas.