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Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray
The Minister for Tourism and Environment, Maharashtra, Shri Aaditya Thackeray calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 21, 2020 (Aditya Thackeray) (cropped).jpg
Cabinet Minister
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
30 December 2019
GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Ministry and Departments
Guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban District Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
09 January 2020
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Preceded byVinod Tawde
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
24 November 2019
Preceded bySunil Govind Shinde
President Yuvasena
Assumed office
Preceded byPosition Created
President of the Mumbai District Football Association
Assumed office
Preceded byPraful Patel
Personal details
Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray

(1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 32)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political partyShiv Sena
RelationsPrabodhankar Thackeray (great-grandfather)
Balasaheb Thackeray (Grandfather)
Raj Thackeray (Uncle)
Tejas Thackeray (Brother)
See Thackeray Family
Residence(s)Matoshree, Bandra East, South West Mumbai
EducationBombay Scottish School
Alma materSt. Xavier's (B.A History)
KC Law College (LL.B.)
Source: [Education info :http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-10-20/news/43200734]

Aditya Uddhav Thackeray (born 13 June 1990) is an Indian Politician serving as Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment for the Government of Maharashtra. He is also an MLA of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the son of Uddhav Thackeray, an Indian politician serving as the 19th and current Chief Minister of Maharashtra, leader of the Shiv Sena, and grandson of Balasaheb Thackeray.[1] He is the President of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena. He is senior Maharashtra Cabinet minister and was inducted as a cabinet minister in the state cabinet on 30 December 2019.

Early life

Aditya was born to Rashmi Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray in Bombay(now Mumbai), Maharashtra. He has a younger brother called Tejas. He completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, South Mumbai.[2] Thackeray later obtained a BA History degree while studying at St. Xavier's College in Fort, South Mumbai. He obtained his law degree from Kishinchand Chellaram Law College in Churchgate, South Mumbai, where he earned his LLB degree.


His first book of poems, 'My Thoughts in White and Black', was published in 2007.[3][4]The following year, he turned lyricist and released a private album Ummeed, for which he wrote all the eight songs.[5][6][7]

He was involved in or initiated a book burning agitation against inclusion of Rohinton Mistry's book 'Such a Long Journey', which was insulting Marathis, in Mumbai University's reading list in 2010. Thackeray alleged that the book included insulting language against Marathis.[8][9]

Political career

In October 2019, Thackeray contested the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election from the Worli constituency[10]in Mumbai and subsequently emerged victorious. In doing so, he became the first member of the Thackeray family to contest and win elections.[11] He became the Cabinet Minister for tourism, protocol and environment on 30 December 2019 in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

Prior to getting officially elected, Thackeray played instrumental role in few projects during the Devendra Fadnavis-led government, prominently being a ban of single-use plastics in Maharashtra,[12] which was well received by residents of the state.[13]

Positions held

See also


  1. ^ "Biography of Aditya Thackeray". in.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Now, miscreants target Thackeray kids' school". Times of India. No. 12/5/2008. Times of India. 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Aditya Thackeray: My Thoughts in White and Black". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 28 May 2007.
  4. ^ "All in the family: Aditya makes creative debut". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 8 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Album launch: 'Umeed'". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  6. ^ "Big B launches Aditya Thackeray's debut music album". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  7. ^ "Times Music launches Aditya Thackeray's 'Umeed'". radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  8. ^ "If you bring Mistry book back,let Moro work too be in syllabus: Aditya". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Mumbai University drops Rohinton Mistry novel after extremists complain". theguardian.com. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  10. ^ "Shiv Sena heir apparent Aaditya Thackeray makes winning debut in Worli". indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Maharashtra Assembly election: Aaditya Thackeray becomes first from family to enter state legislature". India Today. 24 October 2019. Archived from the original on 25 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray justifies plastic ban in Maharashtra, apologises to people for inconvenience - India News , Firstpost". Firstpost. Press Trust of India. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Mumbai Residents "Happy" As Maharashtra Plastic Ban Comes Into Effect". NDTV. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Shiv Sena to launch its youth wing at Dussehra rally". thehindu.com. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  15. ^ "Bal Thackeray launches his grandson into politics". economictimes.com. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  16. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray elected president of MDFA". asianage.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray appointed MDFA president". business-standard.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray appointed MDFA president". outlookindia.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray elevated as Shiv Sena 'leader'; becomes part of core team". economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Aaditya elevated as Sena 'leader'; becomes part of core team". millenniumpost.in. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Maharashtra assembly election 2019: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray wins from Worli on debut". hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray wins in Worli, defeats NCP nominee by over 70000 votes". economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  23. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray thanks mom, dad after winning by over 67,000 votes". indiatoday.com. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  24. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray is Maharashtra environment, tourism minister His first comments". hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets Finance, Anil Deshmukh Home, Aaditya Thackeray Tourism". businesstoday.in. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  26. ^ "Aaditya Thackeray appointed as guardian minister for Mumbai suburban, Ajit Pawar for Pune". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  27. ^ "Uddhav Thackeray Appoints 36 District Guardian Ministers, Aaditya Gets Mumbai Suburban". news18.com. Retrieved 9 January 2020.

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