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Detailed Profile: Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar

NameShri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar
Constituency from which I am electedMadha
Father's NameShri Govindrao Pawar
Mother's NameSmt. Shardabai G. Pawar
Date of Birth12 Dec 1940
Birth PlaceBaramati, Distt. Pune (Maharashtra)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 01 Aug 1967
Spouse NameSmt. Pratibha Pawar
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:0   No.of Daughters:1
State NameMaharashtra
Party NameNationalist Congress Party
Permanent AddressHouse No. 142, Ambarai Baramati,Distt. Pune - 413 102, Maharashtra
Present Address6, Janpath,New Delhi Tels. (011) 23018619, 23018870
Email idsharadpawar[dot]sp[at]gmail[dot]com
Educational QualificationsB.Com.
Positions Held
1967Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
Secretary, Congress Legislature Party (C.L.P.), Maharashtra
1972-74Minister of State, Home, Food, Civil Supplies, Rehabilitation, Publicity, Youth Welfare and Sports, Government of Maharashtra
1974-78Cabinet Minister, Education, Agriculture, Industries, Home, Labour and Youth Welfare,Government of Maharashtra
1978-80, 1988-91 andChief Minister, Maharashtra (four terms)
1981-86Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1982-87President, Congress (S)
1984Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (resigned in March 1985)
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93Union Cabinet Minister, Defence
1993-95Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1995-96Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha
1998-99Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-II
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000Member, Committee on Agriculture
Member, General Purposes Committee
2000-2001Member, Committee on Ethics
2001-2004Vice-Chairman, National Committee on Disatster Management
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
23 May 2004 - onwardUnion Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
--Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
31 May 2009 - 18 JanUnion Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
19 Jan 2011 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
Social and Cultural ActivitiesPresident, (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 InterestsAgriculture, horticulture, economics, irrigation, energy, finance and sports
Sports and ClubsPresident, (i) Maharashtra Olympic Association; (ii) Garware Club House; (iii) Maharashtra Kustigir Parishad; (iv) Mumbai Cricket Association; and (v) President, ICC
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading and travelling
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationHas 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

Source: Lok Sabha