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Aaditya Uddhav 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
Thackeray in New Delhi, February 2020
Cabinet Minister
Government of Maharashtra
In office
30 December 2019 – 29 June 2022
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
Deputy CM Ajit Pawar
Ministry and Departments
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Tourism
  • Protocol
  • Higher Education and Technical Education
    Additional charge on 27 June 2022
Guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban District Government of Maharashtra
In office
9 January 2020 – 29 June 2022
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
Preceded by Vinod Tawde
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
24 November 2019
Preceded by Sunil Govind Shinde
Constituency Worli
President Yuvasena
Assumed office
2010
Preceded by Position Created
President of the Mumbai Football Association
Assumed office
2017
Preceded by Austin Coutinho
Personal details
Born
Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray

(1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 34)
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Indian
Political party Shiv Sena(UBT)
Relations See Thackeray family
Parents
  • Uddhav Thackeray (father)
  • Rashmi Thackeray (mother)
Education Bombay Scottish School
Alma mater St. Xavier's (B.A History)
KC Law College (LL.B.)

Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray (born 13 June 1990) is an Indian Politician who served as a Cabinet Minister of Higher Education, 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 who served as the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, leader of the Shiv Sena (UBT), and grandson of Balasaheb Thackeray. He is the President of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena. He was a Maharashtra Cabinet minister and was inducted as a cabinet minister in the state cabinet on 30 December 2019.

Early life

Aaditya was born to Uddhav Thackeray and Rashmi. He has a younger brother, Tejas. He completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, South Mumbai. Thackeray later obtained a BA History degree while studying at St. Xavier's College in Fort, South Mumbai. He obtained his law degree from Kishinchand Chellaram Law College in Churchgate, South 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 insulting Marathis, in Mumbai University's reading list in 2010. Thackeray alleged that the book included insulting language against Marathis.

Political career

In October 2019, Thackeray contested the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election from the Worli constituency in 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 a significant role in several 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 President of Yuva Sena.
  • 2017: Elected as President of Mumbai District Football Association.
  • 2018: Appointed Leader of Shiv Sena Party.
  • 2019: MLA from Worli constituency.
  • 2019: Cabinet Minister of Environment, Tourism and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra.
  • 2020: Appointed guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban district.

See also

  • Political families of Maharashtra
  • Political families of India
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