Devendra Fadnavis Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Devendra Fadnavis Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Devendra Fadnavis is an Indian politician from the BJP. He was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 2014 to 2018.

Wiki/Biography

He was born on Wednesday, 22 July 2019 (age 49 years; as in 2019) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Leo. He did his schooling from the New Indira Convent, the Saraswati Vidyala, and the Dharampeth Junior College in Nagpur, Maharashtra. In 1992, he pursued Bachelor of Laws from the Government Law College in Nagpur. He obtained his Post Graduate in Business Management and a Diploma in the Methods and Techniques of Project Management from the Dahlem School of Education in Germany.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair colour: Black

Devendra Fadnavis

Family, Caste & Wife

Devendra Fadnavis belongs to a Brahmin Family. His father, Gangadharrao Fadnavis was a prominent politician of Maharashtra. His mother, Sarita Fadnavis was the Director of the Vidarbha Housing Credit Society. His elder brother, Ashish Fadnavis is a businessman.

Devendra Fadnavis' father Gangadharrao Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis’ father Gangadharrao Fadnavis

 

Devendra Fadnavis with his mother Sarita Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis with his mother Sarita Fadnavis

On 17 November 2005, he got married to Amruta Fadnavis, who is a Bank Manager, Social Activist, and Singer. They have a daughter together, Divija Fadnavis.

Devendra Fadnavis with his wife Amruta Fadnavis and his daughter Divija Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis with his wife Amruta Fadnavis and his daughter Divija Fadnavis

Career

Devendra Fadnavis joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the mid-nineties. When Fadnavis was in college, he was an active member of the BJP and was affiliated with the ABVP. In 1989, he served as the Ward President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). In 1990, he contested his first municipal elections from the Ram Nagar Ward in Nagpur. He won the municipal elections, and he was appointed as the youngest Corporator of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation at the age of 22. In 1994, the BJYM appointed him as the State Vice President. In 1997, he was elected as the Mayor of Nagpur.

Devendra Fadnavis after being appointed as the Mayor of Nagpur

Devendra Fadnavis after being appointed as the Mayor of Nagpur

In 1999, Fadnavis contested the Maharashtra Assembly Elections for the first time from the Nagpur West seat and won. In 2001, he was appointed as the National Vice President of the BJYM. In 2004, he was re-elected as an MLA from the Nagpur West seat. In 2009, he was elected as an MLA from the newly formed Nagpur South West seat following delimitation. In 2014, the BJP appointed Fadnavis as the Legislative Party Leader of Maharashtra.

Devendra Fadnavis after being appointed as the Legislative Party Leader in Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis after being appointed as the Legislative Party Leader in 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 resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra following a disagreement with the Shiv Sena over the seat-sharing discussions.

Devendra Fadnavis after being appointed as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis after being appointed as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Controversies

  • On 2 April 2016, Fadnavis was addressing a rally in Nashik, and he said that any Indian who does not chant “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” should go to Pakistan or China. He faced a lot of backlash from all factions of the society for his statement. Later, he clarified that his statement was not being portrayed the way it was intended to be and it also had nothing to do with religion.
  • In October 2016, Fadnavis’ photo with a criminal went viral on social media. The criminal, Baba Bodke was accused of four murders. Eventually, his office clarified that a lady who visited his office to invite Fadnavis for an event had brought the Baba with her and Fadnavis did not even know that the Baba was a criminal.
  • In February 2018, his wife and he appeared in a music video to promote river conversation. Sonu Nigam and his wife, Amruta Fadnavis were the singers and Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta, Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar, and state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar were lip-syncing and dancing in the video. The opposition criticized the video and said that a person representing the government should not be appearing in music videos. However, Fadnavis defended himself by saying that it was for a good cause and the criticism he is facing is unjustified.

Favourite Things

  • Food: Poha
  • Sweet Dish: Modak and Puranpoli
  • Actor: Vinod Khanna

Car Collection

Devendra Fadnavis owns a Mahindra XUV 500 (2012 Model)

Assets/Properties (as in 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

Facts/Trivia

  • His father served as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council in Nagpur.
  • His father passed away when he was 17 years old.
  • Nitin Gadkari calls his father as his Guru. Devendra’s father, Gangadharrao Fadnavis had mentored Gadkari during his early years as a politician.
    Devendra Fadnavis with Nitin Gadkari

    Devendra Fadnavis with Nitin Gadkari

  • Devendra Fadnavis had to join politics after his father had passed away. He joined politics, and his brother started working to support the family.
  • He is also an RSS member.
    Devendra Fadnavis with LK Advani (centre) and Nitin Gadkari (left) in an RSS gathering

    Devendra Fadnavis with LK Advani (centre) and Nitin Gadkari (left) in an RSS gathering

  • Gopinath Munde considered Fadnavis as a young and dynamic leader, and he also brought Fadnavis into the limelight.
  • On 31 October 2014, Fadnavis became the second-youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the age of 44. NCP chief Sharad Pawar is the youngest person to take the oath as Maharashtra CM at the age of 38.
    Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the Maharashtra CM

    Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the Maharashtra CM




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