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Mr. Pawar, known to the masses as Saheb, was born on the 12th December 1940. Mr. Pawar hails from a family of Baramati, Pune [Maharashtra,India].
Starting early in politics, he became president of the State Youth Congress at 24; member of the State Cabinet 5 years later. In 1978,he became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the age of 38. Mr. Pawar completed two more terms as Chief Minister before being appointed country's Defense Minister in June 1991.In March 1993,he became Chief Minister of the state for the fourth time.

In 1995 he was elected as a Member Of Parliament(Lok sabha)and became Leader of the Congress Party in Lok Sabha.Mr. Sharad Pawar was once again elected as a Member Of Parliament(Lok Sabha) in 1998 and became the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.Mr.Pawar has been Chief Minister of Maharashtra for seven years out of his 32 years in politics.During these years,Maharashtra became and retained a position as the leading industrial state in the country and also a state with a very managed treasury.Mr. Pawar is an economic liberal and believes that only large-scale investment leading to rapid economic development and increased employment makes a country a real international power. His passion for innovative technology is reflected in his approach to the Vasantdada Sugar Institute, which he heads.It is a premier institute for sugar technology in India,with links with international institutes.At a national level it is his belief that India can and should be South Asian and Pacific hub for the sunrise sectors of software production,telecommunication and information technology.His constituency houses a number of products in these sectors.
Socially Mr. Pawar is modern thinker.In India,where caste and communal issues tend to play major in politics, Mr. Pawar has always stood for society free of caste and communal biases. this has not meant a colorless monotony. As Chief Minister he has consistent encouraged people of different communities,living in Maharashtra, to develop their special cultural and ethic identity while contributing to the over all development of the state. Mr. Pawar married to Pratibha. They have a daughter Supriya, who is also married.
Mr. Pawar is very truly a post independence 20th century Indian, sustaining the best of Indian social values while absorbing the best that the west has to offer.
This visionery is the President of Vidya Pratishathan, a well known academic Institution. Acknowledging the pulse of rapidly changing time, he brought IT revolution in Baramati to facilitate this innovative knowledge to the common citizen.


LEGISLATIVE CAREER

1967 Elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Baramati Assembly constituency from Baramati. 1967-1991. General Secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. Secretary, Maharashtra Congress Legislative Assembly Party. 1972-1974 minister Of State For Home, Food and Civil Supplies.Rehabilitation,Publicity,Sports and Youth Welfare Departments Of Government Of Maharashtra. 1978-1980 Chief Minister, Maharashtra. 1981-1984 Leader Of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. 1984 Elected Member Of Lok Sabha from Baramati Parliamentary Constituency.

1985-1986 Elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly(Congress-S) June 1991-March 5,1993 Defence Minister,Government Of India. Nov 1991 Baramati Constituency(By Election) March,1993-March,1995 chief Minister,Maharashtra May 1996 elected Member Of Parliament. March 1998 General Election(Elected Member Of Parliament). Declared Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha May 1999 President of Nationalist Congress Party.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Agriculture,Horticulture,Economics,Irrigation,Energy and Finance.

HOBBIES: Reading and Traveling

SPORTS AND CLUBS :
1.Maharashtra Olympic Association.

2.Garware Club House,Mumbai.
3.Maharashtra Kustigir Parishad.


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