Sharad Pawar Family Tree
Sharad Pawar is one of eleven children born to Govindrao Pawar. His father worked in the Baramati Farmers’ Cooperative (Sahakari Kharedi Vikri Sangh), and Shardabai Pawar, who looked after the family farm at Katewadi, ten kilometres from Baramati.
Sharad Pawar Education
Pawar studied at Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC), University of Pune. He was an average student but active in student politics.
Sharad Pawar Wife
Soon he married Pratibha (née Shinde) on 1st August 1967.
Sharad Pawar Daughter
He has one daughter, Supriya Sule, who is married to Sadanand Sule. She is an Indian politician from the Nationalist Congress Party and currently a Member of Parliament (MP) in the 16th Lok Sabha (India’s house of elected representatives).
Later she contested the elections for the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency and won in 2009. This constituency was previously represented by her father.
Later she became Member of Parliament, representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha. Soon in 2011, she launched a statewide campaign against female foeticide.
Sharad Pawar Image
Sharad Pawar Son
He has only one daughter and no son. He is the nephew of Sharad Pawar, the chief of Nationalist Congress Party. Ajit Pawar is the son of Sharad Pawar’s elder brother Anantrao Pawar
Sharad Pawar Party
Pawar entered the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1967, representing Baramati, and as a member of the undivided Congress Party. Yashwantrao Chavan was the political mentor of Sharad Pawar
Sharad Pawar Biography
Pawar broke away from the Congress party to form a coalition government with the Janata Party in 1978, becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the first time. Later Indira Gandhi dismissed this Progressive Democratic Front government in February 1980, following her return to power.
His returning to Congress (I) in 1987 has been cited as a reason for the rise of the Shiv Sena at that time. Pawar had stated at the time, “the need to save the Congress Culture in Maharashtra”, as his reason for returning to Congress.
Later Congress fell short of an absolute majority in the state assembly, winning 141 seats out of 288. Soon Sharad Pawar sworn as chief minister again on 4 March 1990 with the support of 12 independent or unaffiliated members of the legislative assembly (MLAs).
In 1993, the Deputy Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, G. R. Khairnar made a series of accusations against Pawar for being involved in corruption and protecting criminals
Later Election Commision held new elections for Vidhan Sabha in 1995. The Shiv Sena-BJP coalition was leading Congress in the polls, and there was widespread rebellion in the Congress party.
Shiv Sena-BJP won 138 seats while Congress retained only 80 seats in the state assembly. Soon he had to step down and Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi took over as chief minister on 14 March 1995.
Later in June 1997, Sharad Pawar unsuccessfully challenged Sitaram Kesri for the post of President of the Indian National Congress.
In the mid-term parliamentary elections of 1998, Pawar not only won his constituency, Baramati, but also led Congress to a win by a large majority of Maharashtra Lok Sabha constituencies.
Sharad Pawar NCP
In June 1999, Pawar and Sangma founded the Nationalist Congress Party. Soon this new party had to align with the Congress party to form a coalition government in Maharashtra, as neither party could win an absolute majority on its own in the 1999 state assembly elections.
Later Pawar did not return to state politics and Vilasrao Deshmukh became chief minister, with Chagan Bhujbal representing the NCP as his deputy.
After the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, Pawar joined the United Progressive Alliance government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the Minister of Agriculture.
Later in January 2012, Pawar announced that he would not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election in order to make way for younger leadership.
Sharad Pawar Caste
He belong to Maratha clans that claim Parmar Rajput origin.
Sharad Pawar House
His current address is House No. 142, Ambarai Baramati,Distt. Pune – 413 102, MH. Sharad Pawar’s house is towards the north of Baramati in Malegaon area named “Govind Bagh” after his father, an active participant to the cooperative moment in India. Lush green farms and water ponds surround it.
Sharad Pawar Book
He wrote following books
On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power
Apani Sharton Per
Lok Maze Sangati