Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis (Marathi pronunciation:[d̪eʋeːn̪d̪ɾə fəɖɳəʋiːs] was born 22 July 1970) is an Indian politician and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (CM), from 31 October 2014 to 12 November 2019. He was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra to be from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As Maharashtra’s Chief Minister, Fadnavis took his oath on 23 November 2019. His resignation came just three days after taking the oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and one day before a floor test, in the Assembly of Maharashtra, citing the lack of a BJP majority as the reason. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. At the age of 44, he became the second-youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra, after Sharad Pawar. In the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Fadnavis represents Nagpur South West. Bharatiya Janata Party’s first Chief Minister in Maharashtra and the second to serve his full term after Vasantrao Naik.
Personal Life and Family
Fadnavis was born in a Hindu Brahmin family to Gangadhar Fadnavis and Sarita Fadnavis in Nagpur. His father, Gangadhar Fadnavis, served as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Nagpur. His mother, Sarita Fadnavis, a descendant of the Kaloti family of Amravati, was a former director of the Vidarbha Housing Credit Society.
Devendra Fadnavis Education and Qualification
Fadnavis was educated at the Indira Convent, named after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. As a member of the Jan Sangh during the Emergency, Fadnavis’ father was imprisoned for participating in anti-government protests. Later, Fadnavis refused to continue his education at Indira Convent. This was because he did not want to go to a school named after the Prime Minister who had imprisoned his father. In Nagpur, he attended the Saraswati Vidyalaya School, where he completed most of his schooling. Fadnavis attended Dharampeth Junior College for his higher secondary.
Fadnavis has a law degree from Government Law College, Nagpur University, a postgraduate degree in Business Management and a diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management from DSE-German Foundation for International Development, Berlin, Germany.
Devendra Fadnavis Political career
Devendra Fadnavis joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the 1990s. Fadnavis was an active member of the BJP and affiliated with the ABVP when he was in college. He served as the Ward President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 1989. His first municipal election was held in Nagpur’s Ram Nagar Ward in 1990. At the age of 22, he was appointed the youngest Corporator of Nagpur Municipal Corporation after winning the municipal elections. In 1994, the BJYM appointed him as the State Vice President. In 1997, he was elected as the Mayor of Nagpur.
During the 1999 Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Fadnavis won the Nagpur West seat for the first time. The BJYM appointed him as its National Vice President in 2001. He was re-elected as an MLA from Nagpur West in 2004. After delimitation, he was elected to the newly formed Nagpur South West seat in 2009. In 2014, the BJP appointed Fadnavis as the Legislative Party Leader of Maharashtra.
In 2014, he was elected as an MLA from the Nagpur South West seat, and he was appointed as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. In 2019, he was re-elected as an MLA from the Nagpur South West seat. On 8 November 2019, he had to resign as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra when the BJP could not form the government due to a disagreement with the Shiv Sena over the seat-sharing row.
Awards won by Devendra Fadnavis
Awards won by Devendra Fadnavis
- Best Parliamentarian Award for year 2002-2003 by the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association
- Best Parliamentarian Award in the memory of Late Pramodji Mahajan by Muktchand, Pune
- Rajyogi Neta Award by Prunavad Parivar, Nasik
Devendra Fadnavis Wife
Fadnavis is married to Amruta Fadnavis, and has one daughter, Divija Fadnavis.
Devendra Fadnavis Cast
Fadnavis was born in a Hindu Brahmin family to Gangadhar Fadnavis and Sarita Fadnavis in Nagpur.
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||Height (approx.): 5′ 9″|
|Date of Birth||22 July 1970)|
|Age (as in 2017)||51 Years|
|Birth Place||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|College||Government Law College, Nagpur University|
|Educational Qualifications||graduate degree in law|
|Family||Father– Gangadhar Fadnavis|
Mother– Sarita Fadnavis
Brother– Not Known
daughter – Divija Fadnavis
- Food: Poha
- Sweet Dish: Modak and Puranpoli
- Actor: Vinod Khanna
- Actress: Rekha
- Singer: Kishore Kumar
Devendra Fadnavis owns a Mahindra XUV 500 (2012 Model)
Assets/Properties (as of 2019)
- Cash: 17,500 INR
- Bank Deposits: 7.01 lacs INR
- Jewellery: 450 gm Gold Jewellery worth 17.40 lacs INR
- Agricultural Land: 5 lands worth 57 lacs INR
- Residential Building: 2 plots in Dharampeth, Nagpur worth 2.44 crores INR
Salary & Net Worth (as of 2019)
- Salary: 2.13 lacs INR per month (as an MLA)
- Net worth: 8.71 crores INR
Some Lesser Known Facts About Devendra Fadnavis
- President, BJP state unit Maharashtra (2013)
- General Secretary, BJP, Maharashtra Pradesh (2010)
- National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (2001)
- State Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (1994)
- Nagpur City President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (1992)
- Office Bearer, Nagpur (West) BJP (1990)
- Ward President, BJYM (1989)
- Member, Nagpur Municipal Corporation for two consecutive terms from 1992 to 2001
- Mayor of Nagpur
- Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms since 1999