Shankarrao Chavan

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Shankarrao Chavan
Shankarrao Chavan 2007 stamp of India.jpg
Chavan on a 2007 stamp of India
Minister of Finance
In office
25 June 1988 – 2 December 1989
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Preceded byN. D. Tiwari
Succeeded byMadhu Dandavate
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996
Prime MinisterP. V. Narasimha Rao
Preceded byChandra Shekhar
Succeeded byMurali Manohar Joshi
In office
31 December 1984 – 12 March 1986
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Preceded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
Succeeded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
12 March 1986 – 26 June 1988
GovernorKona Prabhakara Rao
Shankar Dayal Sharma
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Preceded byShivajirao Nilangekar Patil
Succeeded bySharad Pawar
In office
21 February 1975 – 16 May 1977
GovernorAli Yavar Jung
Sadiq Ali
Preceded byVasantrao Naik
Succeeded byVasantdada Patil
Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
In office
1983–1998
Preceded byJagjivan Ram
Succeeded byRameshwar Thakur
Personal details
Born(1920-07-14)14 July 1920
Died26 February 2004(2004-02-26) (aged 83)
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress (INC)

Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan (14 July 1920 – 26 February 2004)[citation needed] was an Indian politician who served twice as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1975 until 1977 and from 13 March 1986 until 26 June 1988.[citation needed] He was Finance Minister of India from 1988 to 1989 and served as Home Minister of India in the P. V. Narasimha Rao cabinet from 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996.[citation needed] He served as Home Minister of India in the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet 31 December 1984 to 12 March 1986.[citation needed]

Early life and family

Chavan completed his Bachelor of Arts from Madras University and LL.B. from Osmania University. He started his career as an advocate. He initiated the Student's Movement and gave up practice of law during the 'Quit Court' Movement in the former Hyderabad State.[1]

He was elected to Bombay State Assembly from Dharmabad in 1957[2] and to Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from Dharmabad during the 1962 election[3] and from Bhokar during 1967, 1972 and 1978[4] elections.

His son Ashok Chavan served as chief minister of Maharashtra. His daughter-in-law and Ashok Chavan's wife, Ameeta Ashokrao Chavan represented Bhokar in Maharashtra Vidhan sabha.

Political career

Membership in legislative bodies

Leadership in Rajya Sabha

  • Congress(I) Party in Rajya Sabha 2 July 1991 – 15 May 1996
  • Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha from 2 July 1991 to 15 May 1996 elected to the Rajya Sabha in October 1988, re-elected in April 1990 and again in April 1996

Chief Minister

Shankarrao served as chief Minister of Maharashtra on two occasions.

  • 21 February 1975 – 16 May 1977: This coincided with The Emergency declared by prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Sanjay Gandhi, the son of the prime minister became the power behind the throne and Chavan had to meet Sanjay first to get an appointment with the prime minister[6]
  • 12 March 1986 – 26 June 1988

Union Cabinet Minister, Government of India

  • Culture and Social Welfare & Education (HRD), 17 October 1980 – 8 August 1981
  • Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, 8 August 1981 to 18 July 1984
  • Defence, 2 August 1984 to December 30, 1984
  • Home, 31 December 1984 – 12 March 1986
  • Finance 25 June 1988 – 2 December 1989
  • Home, 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996

Positions

Chancellor

President

Chairman

  • Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi(1981-2004)
  • Shri Sharda Bhavan Education Society, Nanded
  • Committee on Human Resource Development, Parliament of India
  • Ethics Committee, Rajya Sabha

Member

  • Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha
  • General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha
  • Executive Committee of the Indian Parliamentary Group
  • Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways
  • Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Congress(I) Party in Parliament
  • All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
  • Central Cooperative Union, Hyderabad

In Memory

  • Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College & Hospital, Nanded
  • MMM's Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune
  • NWCMC's Dr.Shankarrao Chavan Auditorium, Near SGGS Stadium
  • SBES's Shankarrao Chavan Memorial, VIP Road
  • Shankarrao Chavan Chowk, Kamtha-Nanded
  • Shankarrao Chavan Chowk, Chimegaon Nanded
  • Dr.Shankarrao Chavan Garden & Library, CIDCO, Nanded

References

  1. ^ Darda, Rajendra (14 July 2020). "शंकरराव चव्हाण : राज्याच्या जलसंस्कृतीचे जनक". Lokmat (in Marathi). Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ List Of Political Parties. (PDF). Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ Statistical Rreport on General Election, 1962 to the Legislative. Assembly of Maharashtra. Election Commission of India. p. 11
  4. ^ State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 172-Bhokar Constituency of Maharashtra. Eci.nic.in. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  5. ^ "List of Rajya Sabha members Since 1952".
  6. ^ Godbole, Madhav (1996). Unfinished innings : recollections and reflections of a civil servant. New Delhi: Orient Longman. pp. 105–106. ISBN 9788125008835.

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Preceded by Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
1983–1998
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Preceded by Chief Minister of Maharashtra
21 February 1975 – 17 May 1977
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Minister of Maharashtra
12 March 1986 – 26 June 1988
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Preceded by Minister of Finance of India
1988–1989
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