Hegannahalli Narayana Shastry Ananth Kumar (22 July 1959 – 12 November 2018) was an Indian politician and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Kumar served as the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs from 2014 till his death in 2018. He was a member of the Parliament for over two decades, having been elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house, from Bengaluru South, from 1996 till his death.
On 12 November 2018 he died due to lung cancer and other related complications. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Tejaswini, and his two daughters, Aishwarya and Vijeta.