C. V. Ananda Bose is an Indian politician and former civil servant. Ananda joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1977 from the Kerala cadre. As of 2022, he is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.An average student, Ananda grew up participating in various co-curricular activities in his school days.While studying at college, Bose developed an interest in debating and participated in several inter-college debate and elocution competitions. He won around 100 debate competitions and bagged around 15 gold medals in debates.He was considered one of the best speakers at Kerala University.After pursuing a post-graduation degree in English, Ananda started working as an assistant professor in a central government college.Simultaneously, he started preparing for bank exams. Within a few months, he passed the banking exam and got placed as a probationary officer at the State Bank of India, Kolkata.He then decided to appear in the civil services examinations and became a 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Kerala cadre.He then went for his training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, where he topped several debates.During his tenure as an IAS officer, Ananda initiated several innovative movements in the field of affordable housing, good governance, health care, science and technology, rural development, education, gender mainstreaming and communal harmony.He also founded several institutions like Nirmithi Kendra (Building Centre), District Tourism Council, and Dhanvantri fair price shops for medicine, which were replicated at the national and global levels.