Hon'ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra State

Shri Devendra Fadnavis

  • Name : Shri Devendra Fadnavis
  • Date of Birth : 22nd July 1970
  • Parents : Smt Sarita and Late Gangadharrao Fadnavis
  • Spouse : Smt. Amruta
  • Daughter : Miss Divija
  • Education : Law graduate merit holder from Nagpur University, A Post Graduate Degree holder in Business Management and a Diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management from DSE Berlin


Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis is a rare brand of politician who is both, learned and popular with the masses. He holds a Graduate Degree in Law from Nagpur University, a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management and a Diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management from D.S.E. Berlin. Starting his political career in the mid-nineties, in a short span, has become a respected political leader of the masses.

He has served as an elected member in the Municipal Corporation of Nagpur for two consecutive terms, in 1992 and 1997. He has the distinction of being the Second youngest Mayor in India and the youngest Mayor in Nagpur, when he served as the Mayor of Nagpur. He was also the only person to be re-elected and serve as the first 'Mayor in Council' of the State of Maharashtra. He has been elected Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra State, representing Nagpur, since, 1999.

Devendra Fadanvis is a seasoned public representative and has been recognised in several forums for his political acumen and skill. This ability has been recognized both nationally and internationally, as he has many awards to his credit including one from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for the 'Best Parliamentarian Award'. He has been elected as a secretary of the Global Parliamentarian on habitat.

People's Representation

  • Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly - 4 consecutive terms, since 1999.
  • Member, Nagpur Municipal Corporation - For 2 consecutive terms, during 1992 to 2001.
  • Mayor, City of Nagpur - 1997 to 2001.
  • Youngest Mayor of Nagpur and second youngest Mayor in India.
  • Mayor in Council - Re-elected, First in the State to receive such an Honour.

Political Profile

  • President, BJP Maharashtra.
  • General Secretary, BJP Maharashtra Pradesh.
  • National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • State Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • Nagpur City President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • Office Bearer, Nagpur (West) BJP.
  • Ward Convenor, BJP.

Legislative Committees

Served as a member on Estimate Committee, Rules Committee, Public Undertaking Committee, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, Standing Committee on Urban Development and Housing, Joint Select Committee on Reserve Funds, Joint Select Committee on Self Finance Schools.

Social Contribution

  • Secretary, Global Parliamentarians Forum on Habitat for Asia region.
  • Resource Person on Urban Infrastructure Financing & Political Management issues.
  • Member of Executive Council, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mumbai (NGO recognized by United Nation).
  • Vice President, Central Hindu Military Education Society, Nashik.
  • President, Nagpur District Basketball Association.
  • Senate Member, Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University.


  • 'How To Understand & Read State Budget'.
  • A book explaining budgetary concepts and understanding state budget documents.

International Presence

  • Participation and presentations -International Environmental Summit at Honolulu, USA (1999).
  • U.S. National Conference of State Legislatures at Washington and Nashville, USA (2005).
  • Presentation on 'Disaster Mitigation and Management in India' at International summit organized by IDRC-UNESCO - WCDR at Davos, Switzerland (2006).
  • Presented a paper on 'Natural Disasters Mitigation-Issues on Ecological and Social Risk' at Global Environmental Change Congress at Beijing in China organized by WMO -ESSP (2006).
  • Represented India in ASEM meeting of young political leaders from Asia & Europe at Copenhagen, Denmark (2007).
  • Presented paper on 'Energy Security issues' at New Generation Seminar organized by East-West Centre of U.S. federal government (2008).
  • Member of High Level Delegation of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore (2008).
  • Member of delegation of INDO RUSSIA Chamber of Commerce to Moscow, Russia (2010).
  • Participated at Global Parliamentarian Forum on Habitat at Croatia, Europe (2011).
  • Participated at GPH Asia regional meet at Malaysia (2012).
  • Member of delegation invited by United Nations' Habitat at UN headquarters at Nairobi in Kenya (2012).


  • 'Best Parliamentarian' Award for year 2002-2003 by the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association.
  • 'Best Speaker' Award in National Inter University Debate.
  • 'Most Challenging Youth' regional Award by Rotary Club.
  • 'Best Parliamentarian' Award in the memory of Late Pramodji Mahajan by Muktchand, Pune.
  • 'RAJYOGI NETA' Award by Prunavad Parivar, Nasik.

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