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Uddhav Thackeray

Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)

Biography of Uddhav Thackeray

Name- Uddhav Thackeray

Mother's Name- Smt. Meena Thackeray

Father's Name- Shri Baal Saheb Thackeray

Education- Bachelor's

Date of Birth/Age- 27 July 1960 (64)

Place of Birth- Mumbai, Maharastra

Occupation/Profession- Politician and Photographer

Political Party- Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)

Designation- Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Spouse Name- Mrs. Rashmi Thackeray

Children's name- Two Sons (Aditya and Tejas)

Caste and Religion- Marathi Chandrasen Kayastha Prabhu, Hindu

Uddhav Thackeray is a well-known figure in Maharashtra politics and is the national president of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party. Since 2002, Uddhav has been involved in Maharashtra politics. Uddhav Thackeray was a journalist for the Marathi weekly Dainik Hindu before going into politics. Although Uddhav inherited his father Bala Saheb’s political acumen, he defeated Shiv Sena in the year 2002 BMC elections by working hard. It gave him an amazing victory.

By following this, he was put forward for the party’s working president nomination in 2003. From 2019 through 2022, Uddhav served as Maharashtra’s chief minister as well. The genuine Shiv Sena comprising Uddhav and Shinde, was split into the two factions by following the party’s dissolution.

Uddhav Thackeray's Primary Education

Uddhav Thackeray’s primary education was from Mumbai’s Balmohan Vidyamandir and completed his degree at the Sir Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy School of Artemis College. In addition, Uddhav Thackeray has experience as a photographer. Uddhav entered politics at his family’s request and went on to become the Maharastra’s 19th Chief Minister.

Married life of Uddhav Thackeray

In 1989, Uddhav and Rashmi Thackeray tied the knot. Rashmi Thackeray is a well-known Maharashtrian businesswoman. Although it is stated that Uddhav Thackeray did not wish to get into politics, his father Bal Thackeray created the Shiv Sena. Rashmi Thackeray, Uddhav’s wife, insisted that he enter politics. Rashmi is fully aware of the Shiv Sena, her party, and many party leaders view her as an organizational link. Aditya and Tejas are Uddhav and Rashmi’s two sons. Aditya works as a politician while Tejas takes pictures of animals.

Political Career of Uddhav Thackeray

As an editor for the Shiv Sena magazine Saamana, Uddhav Thackeray began his political career and was instrumental in advancing the party's ideas and ideology. Uddhav was appointed Shiv Sena's working president in 2004, and then he gained total control of the party after his father Bal Thackeray passed away in 2012. Shiv Sena became a significant political force in Maharashtra under Uddhav's leadership, and he has played a key role in the organization's outreach to the people who do not understand Marathi.

Uddhav tried and failed with the "Me Mumbaikar"(I am Mumbaite) campaign in 2003. Following this, Uddhav Thackeray was held accountable for the Shiv Sena's resounding loss in the 2004 assembly elections. After that, the Thackeray family was divided into two in 2005. While Raj Thackeray established his party, Uddhav found it difficult to run the organization. However, Uddhav persisted in going forward and did not give up. Balasaheb Thackeray's passing in 2012 was a great loss for the Thackeray family since Shiv Sena also emerged victorious in the BMC elections.

After the year 2014, Uddhav Thackeray's political outlook changed and he became more politically active in Maharashtra. After taking office as Maharashtra's chief minister in November 2019, Uddhav made his way to the Assembly via the Legislative Council in May 2020. While his son Aditya Thackeray is the MLA for the Worli Assembly constituency, Uddhav Thackeray has not yet entered an election. Aditya is the first person in his family to run for public office in an election. Since 1970, the Thackeray family has impacted Maharashtra politics. Whether that means standing up for the rights of the community or uniting behind the banner of Bhumiputra. The Thackeray family is frequently spotted supporting the community members.

Political History of Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav was a photographer before entering the political field. He displayed a selection of his photos of different Maharashtrian forts at the Jahangir Art Gallery in 2004. He had put his first photographic exhibition earlier is the year 1999. This exhibition is called Live and Let Live by him. In addition, he is the author of two picture books (Pahava Vitthal, 2011; Maharashtra Desh, 2010). In year 2002, Uddhav Thackeray began his political career with the BMC elections. Uddhav hasn't looked back since then. Uddhav experienced several events at this time, including the breakup of his family, the passing of his father, and disagreements within the party. In 1966, Father Bala Saheb Thackeray planted the Shiv Sena, a political plant. Bala Saheb gained notoriety throughout India and Uddhav advanced to the position of state chief minister because of this plant.

However, because of the party leaders' revolt, Uddhav was unable to serve out his whole term. In addition to costing Uddhav his chair, this rebellion split the party in two. Shiv Sena's past reveals that the party has experienced numerous breakdowns. Whether it was Chhagan Bhujbal quitting the party in 1995 with eight MLAs, Narayan Rane quitting with ten MLAs in 2005, or Raj Thackeray, Bal Thackeray's nephew and a member of the Thackeray family, quitting in 2006. Shiv Sena's history has been replete with highs and lows.

Uddhav Thackeray as Chief Minister

Uddhav focused on infrastructure development, creating jobs, and state agricultural reforms during his brief time as chief minister. He also put several policies into place that raised the average person’s level of living such as the Shiv Bhojan Thali Scheme. During his tenure, Uddhav Thackeray faced some scandals, including those involving his response to the Covid-19 outbreak and the demolition of allegedly unlawful buildings in Mumbai. Maharashtra had flooding in 2019, and Uddhav worked to upgrade the state's infrastructure. We were quite grateful for the government's efforts. For 943 days, Uddhav Thackeray presided as chief minister.

Achievements of Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav contributed significantly to the 2002 BMC elections and helped the party through improved leadership. As a result, Uddhav gained recognition as a powerful politician. Following this, Uddhav gained prominence within the party and was appointed its working president in 2003. Uddhav took over as editor of Shiv Sena's publication Saamana in 2006. Following the passing of his father, Bal Thackeray, in 2012, he has been the Shiv Sena chief since 2013. A campaign to reduce farm debt was started by Uddhav for farmers in Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Uddhav (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) rose to the position of Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 2019 and presently serves as the party's national president.

Uddhav Thackeray says of his passion for photography, "It's like oxygen to me." Despite what others may think, I am unable to give up photography. I wish to take images of Mount Everest, Antarctica, and active volcanoes.

Uddhav Thackeray's Assets

His entire assets exceed Rs 143.27 crore, as per the ADR report. This property consists of cash jewelry, bank deposits, commercial and residential structures, agricultural and non-agricultural land, and more.