Fifteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Pawar, Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao
Constituency   : Madha (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Email Address : sharadpawar[DOT]sp[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Govindrao Pawar
Mother's Name Smt. Shardabai G. Pawar
Date of Birth 12 Dec 1940
Place of Birth Baramati, Distt. Pune (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 01 Aug 1967
Spouse's Name Smt. Pratibha Pawar
No.of Daughters 1
Profession Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
House No. 142, Ambarai
Distt. Pune - 413 102, Maharashtra
Present Address
6, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110001
Tels. (011) 23018619, 23018870 (R)
23782691, 23383370 (O)
Fax. (011) 23018609 (R) 23384129 (O)
Parliament Address:
Room No: 42, Parliament House,
New Delhi - 110001
Tel. (011) 23017952
Positions Held
1967 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
Secretary, Congress Legislature Party (C.L.P.), Maharashtra
1972-74 Minister of State, Home, Food, Civil Supplies, Rehabilitation, Publicity, Youth Welfare and Sports, Government of Maharashtra
1974-78 Cabinet Minister, Education, Agriculture, Industries, Home, Labour and Youth Welfare,Government of Maharashtra
1978-80, 1988-91 and 1993-95 Chief Minister, Maharashtra (four terms)
1981-86 Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1982-87 President, Congress (S)
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (resigned in March 1985)
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Union Cabinet Minister, Defence
1993-95 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1995-96 Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-II
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Agriculture
Member, General Purposes Committee
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Ethics
2001-2004 Vice-Chairman, National Committee on Disatster Management
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
23 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
-- Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
31 May 2009 - 18 Jan 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
19 Jan 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
31 Jan. 2014 Ceased to be a member of the Lok Sabha upon election as Member of Rajya Sabha

Social And Cultural Activities
President, (i) Nehru Centre, Mumbai; (ii) Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara; (iii) Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati, Pune; (iv) Agriculture Development Trust, Baramati; (v) Y.B. Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai; and (iv) Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune.
Special Interests
Agriculture, horticulture, economics, irrigation, energy, finance and sports
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and travelling
Sports and Clubs
President, (i) Maharashtra Olympic Association; (ii) Garware Club House; (iii) Maharashtra Kustigir Parishad; (iv) Mumbai Cricket Association; and (v) President, ICC
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Has been awarded for "Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 2003" by President Smt. Pratibha Devsingh Patil; Honorary Doctoral Degree in Humanities by Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, Detroit, U.S.A.
A book titled "Fast Forward" - a collection of his speeches released by Hon`ble Prime Minister of India in 2008

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