Sharad Pawar Age, Wife, Political Journey, Biography & More

Sharad Pawar

Real NameSharad Govindrao Pawar
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyNationalist Congress Party (NCP)
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Political Journey • In 1967 for the first time, Pawar was elected to State Assembly of Maharashtra representing as a member of Congress Party.
• In 1978 he formed a coalition government with Janata Party, breaking away from the Congress Party.
• Pawar took over the presidency of Indian National Congress (Socialist) in 1983.
• In 1984, he was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Baramati Constituency.
• In 1985, he became the leader of opposition in state assembly of Maharashtra when Congress Socialist won 54 seats out of 288 seats.
• In 1987 Pawar returned to Congress to stop Shiv Sena. In June 1988, Pawar was chosen the Chief Minister of Maharashtra by then Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.
• In 1989 State Assembly Election Congress received 141 seats out of 288, fell short of an absolute majority in the state assembly. With the support of 12 independent or unaffiliated members of the legislative assembly (MLAs), Pawar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra second time.
• Pawar became the Defence Minister in 1991 in the government of Narasimha Rao.
• On 6 March 1993, Pawar was sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra for the fourth time.
• In 1999, Pawar along with P.A. Sangma laid the foundation of Nationalist Congress Party.
• Pawar joined the UPA after 2004 and managed the portfolio of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 182 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper (semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 December 1940
Age (as in 2016)76 Years
Birth PlaceBaramati, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownBaramati, Maharashtra
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityBrihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, University of Pune
Educational QualificationsB.Com.
Debut1967 (Elected as MLA from Baramati constituency)
FamilyFather- Govindrao Pawar
Mother- Shardabai PawarShardabai Govindrao Pawar
Brother- Pratap Govindrao PawarPratap Govind Rao Pawar
Sister- Saroj Patil
Saroj Patil
AddressHouse No. 142, Ambarai Baramati, Distt. Pune - 413 102, Maharashtra
HobbiesSportive Activities
Controversies• In 1992-93, then CM of Maharashtra Sudhakarrao Naik disclosed that Pawar asked him to "go easy on Pappu Kalani", a well-known criminal-turned-politician.
• Pawar is also alleged to have close links with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim through Dawood's henchman Lakhan Singh who was also a suspect in the 2G spectrum scam.
• In 2007, BJP alleged that Pawar was involved in a multi-crore scam involving wheat imports.
• In 2011, Sharad Pawar declared his assets to be worth US$2.7 million, but the critics claimed that his wealth far exceeded the stated amount.
• Former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that Pawar might have spoken with former telecom minister A. Raja about the allocation of spectrum and license to Swan Telecom.
• After attending a literary function in November 2011, Pawar was smacked by a youth named Harvinder Singh for his involvement in Corruptions.
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianYashwantrao Chavan (First Chief Minister of Maharashtra)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifePratibhatai Pawar
Sharad Pawar with his wife Pratibhatai Pawar
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Supriya Sule
Sharad Pawar with his daughter Supriya Sule
Money Factor
SalaryINR 50,000 per month (As in 2016)
Net Worth (approx.)32 Crore INR (as in 2012)

Sharad Pawar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sharad Pawar

  • Does Sharad Pawar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Sharad Pawar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sharad Pawar hails from Katewadi, a village that is 10 kilometers away from Baramati.
  • Pawar was an average student during his college studies.
  • Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule is also an active politician and currently a member of 16th Lok Sabha.
  • Sharad Pawar’s younger brother Pratap Govindrao Pawar runs the influential Marathi daily newspaper, Sakal.Sakal Newspaper
  • Pawar has a great interest in cricket, kabaddi, kho kho, wrestling, and football. He has managed many sports departments of his state like Mumbai Cricket Association, Maharashtra Wrestling Association, Maharashtra Kabbadi Association, Maharashtra Kho Kho Association, Maharashtra Olympics Association, etc.
  • He became the president of BCCI in 2005.
  • In 2010, he became the president of ICC (International Cricket Council).
  • In 2017, he was given the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, the Padma Vibhushan.President Pranab Mukherjee honours NCP President Sharad Pawar with Padma Vibhushan during Padma Awards 2017