Devendra Fadnavis Age, Family, Wife, Caste, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameDevendra Gangadhar Fadnavis ProfessionPolitician Famous ForBeing the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (31 October 2014 - 12 November 2019) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm in meters- 1.75 m in feet & inches- 5’ 9” Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Politics Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis is a prominent Indian politician of the BJP. He was appointed as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 2014.
His father was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Nagpur.
He was a student of the Indira Gandhi Convent School in Nagpur, but he moved to the Saraswati Vidyalaya when his father was sent to prison for participating in anti-government protests during the Emergency. He said that he did not want to attend a school named after the Prime Minister responsible for his father’s arrest.
His father passed away when he was only 17 years old.
His father had mentored Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari refers to Devendra’s father as his “Guru.”
Devendra Fadnavis with Nitin Gadkari
Fadnavis had joined politics after his father passed away. As a groundworker of the ABVP, he has painted walls and pasted political posters.
When he was in college, he was an RSS member too, and he had joined his local RSS Shakha at Trikoni Park, Nagpur.
Devendra Fadnavis (centre) in the RSS
He was elected as the youngest Mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and the second youngest in the history of India when he was just 22.
Devendra Fadnavis after being elected as the Mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation
Reportedly, Fadnavis was brought into the limelight by Gopinath Munde, who considered him as a promising young leader.
The BJP named Fadnavis as the President of Maharashtra unit in 2013; because of his promising nature and relatively younger age.
He is a technology addict, and he always carries an iPhone and an iPad with him.
On 31 October 2014, Fadnavis became the second-youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the age of 44. The NCP chief Sharad Pawar was the youngest when he took the oath as the Maharashtra CM at the age of 38, and he took oath on 18 July 1978.
Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the Maharashtra CM
In October 2019, he became the second person to complete his full term as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Vasantrao Naik was the first person to do so from 1963 to 1975.
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