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Sharad Pawar Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 12, 2019

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Short Biography

Sharad Govindrao Pawar was born on 12-12-1940 in Baramati in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Politician & former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Other Name: Sharad Govindrao Pawar
Other Professions: Chief Minister Autobiographer

Sharad Pawar Complete Bio & Career

Sharad Govindrao Pawar is an influential Indian politician, Nationalist Congress Party’s president, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He had also worked as Minister of Defence and Agriculture. He is the leader of NCP delegation and a member of Rajya Sabha. He is one of the most prominent leader-politician in Maharashtra state.
He attended Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) for his degree in Bachelor of Commerce. He was just an average student in studies but he was interested in politics. He entered into a world of politics and was selected as a member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1967. Yashwantrao Chavan was his mentor in politics. He formed a coalition government in 1978 with the Janata Party and became Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The government under his leadership was dismissed in 1980  and Indira Gandhi was back in power. He took over the Indian National Congress (Socialist) presidency in 1983 and won Lok Sabha elections. He then was elected as opposition leader.
He returned back to Congress when Shiv Sena was rising and was one of the challenges for Congress dominance in Maharashtra. He was given the Chief Minister post and Shankarrao Chavan was moved to Union Cabinet Finance Minister in 1987.Under Sharad Pawar, Congress was lacking the absolute majority in state assembly election but with the help of 12 unaffiliated or independent members of the legislative assembly, he became Chief Minister in 1990.
After Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, Pawar’s name was considered for the Prime Minister post but Congress Parliamentary Party selected P.V. Narasimha Rao as a prime minister and Pawar took over the Defence Ministry till 1993. He was again appointed as a Chief Minister in 1993. That was the most controversial term for him as the state capital and India’s financial capital ‘Mumbai’ saw series of bomb blasts. Different accusations such as protecting the criminals and being part of the corruption affected his popularity in 1993 though no proofs were found to prove the allegations. The 1994 Gowari stampede at Nagpur made the situation worse for him.
In 1995 Shiv Sena-BJP coalition won the Vidhan Sabha election and Manohar Joshi took over the charge of Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Pawar served as an Opposition leader. He remained active in politics. He became Minister of Agriculture in United Progressive Alliance formed-government under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2004. Pawar has interests in kabbadi, cricket, kho kho, football, and wrestling. He was the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Chairman for 2005-2008. He became International Cricket Council’s president in 2010-2012.He continued to be Mumbai Cricket Association’s president. He left this position in 2016. After contesting elections since 1967, Sharad Pawar finally decided to hang up his boots and decided not to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

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Sharad Pawar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Baramati Farmers Cooperative’s employee Govindrao Pawar and Shardabai Pawar. He has 10 siblings include industrialist Pratap Govindrao Pawar. He married Pratibha Shinde. The couple is blessed with a daughter Supriya Pawar (politician). Supriya married Sadanand Bhalchandra Sule. His brother Pratap Pawar is the owner of daily Marathi newspaper ‘Sakal’. His brother Anantrao Pawar (Worked in the film industry) is a father of well known political figure Ajit Pawar who had also been Maharashtra state's, Deputy Chief Minister.

Daughter Supriya Sule
Brother Pratap Govindrao Pawar

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Baramati
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra
School N/A
College BMCC, Pune
Qualification B.Com
Hobbies Watching Sports
Marital Status Married
Debut In 1967 (Elected as an MLA for the first time)
Salary N/A
Net Worth 45 Crore INR
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Mahindra Scorpio and Toyota Fortuner


Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Yashwantrao Chavan

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sharad Pawar

  • He had suffered from cancer and undergone radiation for 33 times during treatment.
  • He had put a condition in front of his wife that they will have only one child who could be a boy or a girl.
  • On his 75th birthday, he launched his autobiography titled "On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power".
  • He was once slapped by a person while he was holding a press conference in Mumbai.

Sharad Pawar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

81 years, 9months, 22 days old age Sharad Pawar will turn 82 on 12 December, 2022. Only 2 months, 7 days, 22 hours,58 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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