: Politician and Party Leader
( 28 DEC 09)
Date of Birth: 1957-05-27
General: Nitin Gadkari is a politician. Gadkari is a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and President of its Maharashtra unit. Hailing from Nagpur, he studied LLB and M Com. Gadkari is currently the leader of opposition in Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad. Earlier he served as cabinet Minister of Public Works Department in the Government of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999. He is credited with construction of 55 flyovers in Mumbai and Mumbai-Pune motorway.[ He was called flyovers man. Ratan Tata was very impressed by him.
A sports enthusiast, Mr. Gadkari has particular interest in Cricket. Married to Kanchan, the couple has three children – Nikhil, Sarang and Ketaki.
Educational Qualification: - M. Com., L.L.B., D.B.M.
Positions Held in Public Sphere In Organisation :
1976-77 :Active member of ABVP and active participation in ABVP's anti-Emergency work
1977 :Coordinator for Purogami Lokashahi Aghdadi's Vidarbha region after Emergency was lifted.
1979 :Elected as Vidarbha region secretary of ABVP
1980 :Re-elected as Vidarbha region secretary of ABVP
1981 :Nagpur city unit President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
1985-86 :Nagpur city unit Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party
1988-89 :General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party's Nagpur city unit
1989 :Elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Nagpur graduate constituency.
1992-94 :General Secretary of the state unit of BJP
2004 :President of the BJP Maharashtra State unit
1995-99 :Government Cabinet Minister for Public Works Department of Maharashtra State.
1999-2004 :Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislature Council.
1995-99 :Member of the High Power Committee for Privatization, Government of Maharashtra.
1995-99 :Founder Chairman, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd.
1995-99 :Guardian Minister for Nagpur District, Govt. of Maharashtra.
1995-99 :Chairman, Mining Policy Implementation Committee, Govt. of Maharashtra.
1995-99 :Chairman National Rural Road Development Committee, Govt. of India. Chairman, Review Committee of CPWD, Govt. of India.
1995-99 : Chairman, Metropolis Beautification Committee, Govt. of Maharashtra.