Know Devendra Fadnavis Better (Chief Minister of Maharashtra)

October 30, 2014 | 0

Born on July 22, 1970, the chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis (age 44) is the son of BJP late. MLC  Gangadhar Fadnavis and mother, Sarika; who is a housewife.  He is the nephew of BJP leader, Shobnalal Fadnavis.  His elder brother Ashish is a businessman. He comes from a middle-class Deshastha Brahmin family. Devendra studied at Saraswati Vidyalalay and graduated from Government Law College, Nagpur, and stood third in the merit list. He has done post graduation in business management, diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Mnagement from DSE Berlin.

At a young age of 22, an active ABVP (student wing of RSS) worker, he was elected as the corporator for Nagpur. Devendra became the youngest mayor in 1997 of Nagpur, at the age of 27. This was a record in itself, as he became the second youngest elected mayor in India.

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Devendra was elected as the MLA from Nagpur (W) in 1999. He won the Best Legislator Award in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for his analysis and dissection of annual budgets.  He was elected the BJP state chief in 2013 and led the party in the 2014 election polls.  He has also been the member of various committees in legislature like urban development and housing, water supply and public undertakings.

The chief minister of Maharashtra has also authored a book called ‘How to understand and read state budget’. He is the vice president of Bhonsla Military School, Nashik.  Devendra Fadnavis is also the president fo Nagpur District Basketball Association. He also won the honor of ‘The Best Parliamentarian of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly’ in 2003. Devendra loves traveling,  he has travelled to places like US, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, China, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta Ranade is the associate vice-president in Axis Bank, in Nagpur.. The couple got married in 2006 and they have a five year old daughter, called Divija.. Amruta She comes from a non-political family background. Her parents are doctors.


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Amruta Fadnavis and daughter Divija (pictures)



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