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Aditya Thackeray
The Minister for Tourism and Environment, Maharashtra, Shri Aaditya Thackeray calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 21, 2020 (Aditya Thackeray) (cropped).jpg
Cabinet Minister
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
30 December 2019
Minister
  • Environment and climate change.
  • Tourism.
  • Protocol.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
Guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban District Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
09 January 2020
Constituency Worli
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
24 November 2019
Preceded by Sunil Govind Shinde
Constituency Worli
Leader of Shivsena
Assumed office
2018
President Yuvasena
Assumed office
2010
Preceded by Position Created
President of the Mumbai District Football Association
Assumed office
2017
Preceded by Praful Patel
Personal details
Born 13 June 1990 (1990-06-13) (ageĀ 31)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Political party Shiv Sena
Relations Prabodhankar Thackeray (great-grandfather)
Bal Thackeray (Grandfather)
Raj Thackeray (Uncle)
Tejas Thackeray (Brother)
See Thackeray Family
Mother Rashmi Thackeray
Father Uddhav Thackeray
Residence Matoshree, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (BA)
K C Law College (LLB)

Aditya Uddhav Thackeray (born 13 June 1990) is an Indian Politician serving as Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment for the Government of Maharashtra. He is also an MLA of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the son of Uddhav Thackeray, an Indian politician serving as the 19th and current Chief Minister of Maharashtra, leader of the Shiv Sena, and grandson of Balasaheb Thackeray. He is the President of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena. He is senior Maharashtra Cabinet minister and was inducted as a cabinet minister in the state cabinet on 30 December 2019.

Early life

Aditya was born to Rashmi Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray in Bombay (now Mumbai). He has a younger brother called Tejas. He completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim,Mumbai. Thackeray later obtained a BA History degree while studying at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He obtained his law degree from K C Law College, Mumbai where he earned his LLB degree.

Work

His first book of poems, 'My Thoughts in White and Black', was published in 2007.The following year, he turned lyricist and released a private album Ummeed, for which he wrote all the eight songs.

He was involved in or initiated a book burning agitation against inclusion of Rohinton Mistry's book 'Such a Long Journey', which was critical of his party's violent actions, in Mumbai University's reading list in 2010. Thackeray alleged that the book included insulting language against his family and Marathis

Political career

In October 2019, Thackeray contested the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election from the Worli constituencyin Mumbai and subsequently emerged victorious. In doing so, he became the first member of the Thackeray family to contest and win elections. He became the Cabinet Minister for tourism, protocol and environment on 30 December 2019 in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

Prior to getting officially elected, Thackeray played instrumental role in few projects during the Devendra Fadnavis-led government, prominently being a ban of single-use plastics in Maharashtra, which was well received by residents of the state.

Positions held

  • 2010: Appointed as President of Yuva Sena.
  • 2017: Elected as President of Mumbai District Football Association.
  • 2018: Appointed as Leader of Shiv Sena Party.
  • 2019: MLA from Worli constituency.
  • 2019: Cabinet Minister of Environment, Tourism and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra.
  • 2020: Appointed as guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban district.
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