Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra
Name: Shri Uddhav Thackeray
Bio-data of Shri Uddhav Thackeray
The 29th Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, Shri Uddhav Thackeray is the current Chief of Shiv Sena. He is the son of Shiv Sena founder, late Shri Balasaheb and Meenatai Thackeray. Shri Uddhav Thackeray has relentlessly worked for the welfare of farmers and common people of Maharashtra for many decades.
The soft spoken gentleman is also the editor in chief of the fiery Saamana, a prominent Marathi newspaper which was founded by Shri. Balasaheb Thackeray.
Born on 27 July 1960 in Mumbai, Shri Uddhav Thackeray is a graduate from JJ school of arts and a published author. He is also a professional photographer whose work has appeared in various magazines and has been showcased at numerous exhibitions.
He was handed over the responsibility of managing the party during 2002 Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections, in which Shiv Sena performed well. It was the first time that anyone saw Shri Uddhav Thackeray’s leadership qualities and flair for politics. He then started working with the party more closely, and was declared as the working president of the party in 2003. In 2004, Shri Balasaheb Thackeray announced him as the next party Chief.
Shri Uddhav Thackeray is married to Smt. Rashmi Thackeray and has two sons, Aditya and Tejas. Shri Aditya Thackeray is the president of the Yuva Sena and newly elected Member of Legislative Assembly.
His photo book Maharashtra Desha (2010), full of breathtaking aerial shots is a glimpse into the cultural fabric, physical beauty and historical perspective of this wondrous state of Maharashtra. Pahava Vitthal (2011) capturing various aspects of rural Maharashtra and the Warkaris during Pandharpur Wari pilgrimage has also been received very well by national and international audiences. He also exhibited a deeper commitment to larger issues when he raised funds for farmer drought relief and wild life conservation through his photography exhibitions.
Having entered politics at a late age, he has had a short span to prove his mettle to his party and the state of Maharashtra. Under his capable guidance, his party swept several local and state elections. Shri Uddhav Thackeray has also managed to the steer the Shiv Sena through thick and thin and commander the ground workers in an effective manner.