Velupillai Kumaraswamy (Tamil: வேலுப்பிள்ளை குமாரசுவாமி; born 31 July 1919) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament. Kumaraswamy was born on 31 July 1919. He was the son of Velupillai, a proctor from Chavakachcheri in northern Ceylon.
Haradanahalli Devegowda Kumaraswamy Gowda (born 16 December 1959) is an Indian politician who was the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka, a state in southern India, from 2006 to 2007. His father is a former Prime Minister of India, H. D. Deve Gowda.
Kumaraswamy or Coomaraswamy or Kumarasamy (Tamil: குமாரசுவாமி; Kannada: ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ) is a given name for a male South Indians. Due the South Indian tradition of using patronymic surnames it may also be a surname for males and females.