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|Name||Pawar Sharadchandra Govindrao|
|S/O,D/O,W/O||Late Govindrao Pawar|
|Address||8 Municipal House No. 45, J-Silver Oaks Bungalow, Bhulabhai Desai Road, (Mafatlal Park), Mumbai City, Pin 400026|
|Spouse Profession||Agriculture And Business|
|Parents||Shardabai Pawar, Govindrao Pawar|
Sharad Govindrao Pawar (born 12 December 1940) is an Indian politician who serves as the president of the Nationalist Congress Party which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on three separate occasions and held the posts of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of India. Pawar hails from the town of Baramati in the Pune district of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha where he leads the NCP delegation. He holds a position of prominence in national politics as well as the regional politics of Maharashtra.
Pawar has served as the Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from 2005 to 2008 and as the president of the International Cricket Council from 2010 to 2012.
Early life and family:
Pawar was born to Govindrao Pawar, who was employed in the Baramati Farmers' Cooperative (Sahakari Kharedi Vikri Sangh), and Shardabai Pawar, who looked after the family farm at Katewadi, ten kilometres from Baramati. Pawar studied at Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC), University of Pune.
Pawar is married to Pratibha (née Shinde). They have one daughter, Supriya, who is married to Sadanand Sule. Supriya currently represents the Baramati constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha. Pawar's nephew, Ajit Pawar, is also a prominent politician and served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Pratap Pawar, Sharad Pawar's younger brother, runs the influential Marathi daily, Sakal.
Pawar has interests in cricket, kabbadi, kho kho, wrestling and football. He has served as the head of various sports organisations, including
Mumbai Cricket Association
Maharashtra Wrestling Association
Maharashtra Kabbadi Association
Maharashtra Kho Kho Association
Maharashtra Olympics Association
Board of Control for Cricket in India President 2005–2008
International Cricket Council Vice President
International Cricket Council President
Pawar served as the president of Pune International Marathon Trust, which has hosted Pune International Marathon for last 22 years.
Pawar is associated with the Hon. Sharad Pawar Public School,under the Shree Gurudatta Education Society.the Sharad Pawar International School, Pune; and the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy, near Mumbai.
Sharad Pawar's Political Journey
- In 1967 he was the:
- Member of Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra
- Congress Legislature Party’s Secretary in Maharashtra
- Pradesh Congress Committee’s General Secretary in Maharashtra
- From 1972 to 1974 he was the Minister of State of Government of Maharashtra for Food, Home, Civil Supplies, Publicity, Rehabilitation, Sports and Youth Welfare.
- From 1974 to 1978 he was the Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Home, Education, Industries, Youth Welfare and Labour under the Government of Maharashtra.
- From 1978 to 1980 he was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
- From 1981 to 1986 he was the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra.
- From 1982 to 1987 he was the President of Congress (S).
- In 1984 he was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha but he resigned in March 1985.
- From 1988 to 1991 he was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
- In 1991 he was again elected to the 10th Lok Sabha.
- From 1991 to 1993 he served as the Defense Minister.
- From 1993 to 1995 he was a member of the Legislative Council of Maharashtra. He became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
- From 1995 to 1996 he was made the Leader of Opposition of the Legislative Council of Maharashtra.
- In 1996 he was re-elected for the third term in the 11th Lok Sabha.
- From 1996 to 1997 he held memberships in Committee on Environment and Forests and Committee on Science and Technology.
- In 1998 he was elected as member of the 12th Lok Sabha for the fourth term. He was made the Leader of Opposition.
- From 1998 to 1999 he was member of:
- Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-II
- General Purposes Committee
- Ministry of Human Resource Development’s Consultative Committee
- In 1999 he was elected for the fifth time to the 13th Lok Sabha. He became the Leader of NCP in Parliament.
- From 1999 to 2000 he was the member of the General Purposes Committee and the Committee on Agriculture.
- From 2000 to 2001 he was the member of the Committee on Ethics.
- From 2001 to 2004 he was the Vice Chairman of the national Committee on Disaster Management. He was also the Leader of NCP in Parliament in the Lok Sabha.
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