V Prashant Madal is an Indian civil servant of Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) who is deputed as the chief accountant in Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) (as of 2023). He is the son of BJP MLA Maadal Virupakshappa. In March 2023, he was arrested following a raid at the state-owned Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL) office by Karnataka Lokayukta, where he was allegedly caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 40 lakhs for allotment of tender for providing raw materials to the Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited.
Prashanth Madal, also spelt as Prashanth Maadal, was born on 9 August in Channagiri, Davanagere, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Leo. He attended the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, to pursue his graduation. After clearing the examination conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), Madal became a Karnataka Administrative service officer of the 2008 batch.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Prashanth Madal’s father, Madal Virupakshappa, is an MLA from Channagiri in the Davanagere district of Karnataka. Virupakshappa, who was earlier serving as the chairman of the Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL) (a company that makes the popular Mysore Sandal Soap), resigned from his post on 3 March 2023 after his son was arrested by the Karnataka Lokayukta for accepting Rs 40 lakh bribe in connection with a tender process of Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited. Rendering his resignation, Virupakshappa wrote a letter to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in which he stated,
There is some conspiracy against my family. I’m submitting resignation under moral responsibility as there is an allegation against me.”
Prashanth Madal’s mother is a homemaker.
Prashanth Madal’s father, Madal Virupakshappa
Wife & Children
Prashanth Madal got married on 20 February 2013. He has a son named Pruthvi Madal and a daughter named Chaitanya Madal.
Prashanth Madal with his wife
Prashanth Madal’s children
Prashanth Madal with his wife and children
Prashanth Madal is associated with Anubhava Mantapa and follows Lingayatism. Anubhava Mantapa, the first religious parliament in the world was established in the 12th century C.E. by Basavanna. It is located at Basavakalyan in the Bidar district of Karnataka.
After completing his graduation, Prashanth started working at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He worked there for a while and then resigned from his position. Prashanth began working for the government of Karnataka in June 2012.
Prashanth Madal during an event
As of 2023, he is working as the chief accountant in Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board won the international award ‘The Golden Award for Quality and Business Prestige’ in 2019 at the Quality Summit held in Rome city, Italy, which was received by Board Financial Advisor Chief Accountant Prashanth Mandal.
Prashanth Madal receiving an award
Prashanth is also working as the Joint Controller at KSAD Ministry of Finance, Government of Karnataka.
Accused in Misappropriation Case
In 2013, Prashanth was accused in a Rs. 55 crore misappropriation case in Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KIRDL).
Accused of Corruption
In March 2023, Prashanth Madal was arrested by the Karnataka Lokayutka after he was allegedly caught taking a bribe on behalf of his father. Apparently, Prashanth had demanded a bribe of Rs. 80 lakhs from a contractor in exchange for a tender to purchase raw materials required to manufacture soap and other detergents for Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL). Meanwhile, a man submitted a complaint to the Karnataka Lokayutka alleging that Madal was taking bribes. After receiving the complaint, Lokayukta Superintendent of Police (Bengaluru) and his team set up a trap and caught Prashanth red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 40 lakh at his father’s office on Crescent Road.
Karnataka Lokayukta officials during a raid at Prashanth Madal’s father’s office on Crescent Road
During the raid, the Lokayukta recovered Rs. 1.7 crores unaccounted cash from his father’s office and around Rs. 2.2 crores were recovered from Prashanth’s office. Soon, Prashant was arrested by the Karnataka Lokayukta. Later, the Lokayukta raided Prashanth’s residence and recovered Rs. 6.10 crores of unaccounted cash from there.
Karnataka Lokayukta recovered Rs. 6.10 crores of unaccounted cash from Prashanth’s residence during a raid
- Prashanth Madal loves travelling and watching films in his leisure time.
- He is fluent in three languages- English, Hindi, and Kannada.