Sharad Pawar

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Pawar in May 2011

Sharad Govindrao Pawar (born 12 December 1940), is an Indian politician. He was born in Baramati, India. Pawar is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party. Since 1991, Pawar was a member of the Indian Parliament.[1] Pawar is a well known critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pawar was the Minister of Defence from 1991 until 1993. From 2004 until 2014, he was the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.

From 1998 until 1999, Pawar was the Lok Sabha's Opposition Leader. He was Chief Minister of Maharashtra three times from 1978 to 1980, 1988 until 1991 and from 1993 until 1995.

Pawar was the Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI from 2005 to 2008 and as the president of the International Cricket Council from 2010 to 2012.[2] On 17 June 2015, he was re-elected as president of the Mumbai Cricket Association.[3] In 2016, he resigned as the President of Mumbai Cricket Association.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Detailed Profile: Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar". Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. Indian Sharad Pawar becomes new ICC president: BBC
  3. Kotian, Harish (18 June 2015). "Sharad Pawar re-elected Mumbai Cricket Association president". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. "Sharad Pawar steps down as president of Mumbai Cricket Association". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 18 December 2016.