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Shankarrao Chavan

Dr.Shankarrao Chavan
शंकरराव चव्हाण
S.B. Chavan
Minister of Finance
In office
25 June 1988 – 2 December 1989
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by N. D. Tiwari
Succeeded by Madhu Dandavate
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996
Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao
Preceded by Chandra Shekhar
Succeeded by Murali Manohar Joshi
In office
31 December 1984 – 12 March 1986
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by P. V. Narasimha Rao
Succeeded by P. V. Narasimha Rao
5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
12 March 1986 – 26 June 1988
Preceded by Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil
Succeeded by Sharad Pawar
In office
21 February 1975 – 16 April 1977
Preceded by Vasantrao Naik
Succeeded by Vasantdada Patil
Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
In office
Preceded by Jagjivan Ram
Succeeded by Rameshwar Thakur
Personal details
Born (1920-07-14)14 July 1920
Died 26 February 2004(2004-02-26) (aged 83)
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress (INC)
Children Ashok Chavan , Abhiyanta
Religion Hindu

Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan (14 July 1920 – 26 February 2004) was an Indian politician who served twice as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1975 until 1977 and from 13 March 1986 until 24 June 1988. He was Finance Minister of India from 1987 to 1990, and served as Home Minister of India in the Narasimha Rao cabinet.


  • Early life and family 1
  • Career 2
  • Positions 3
    • Chancellor 3.1
    • President 3.2
    • Chairman 3.3
    • Member 3.4
    • In Memory 3.5
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life and family

Chavan completed his Bachelor of Arts from Madras University and LL.B. from Osmania University. He started his career as an advocate. He initiated the Student's Movement and gave up practice of law during the 'Quit Court' Movement in the former Hyderabad State.

He was elected to Bombay State Assembly from Dharmabad in 1957.[1] and to Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from Dharmabad during 1962 election[2] and from Bhokar during 1967, 1972 and 1978[3] elections from Bhokar.

He served as President of The Bharat Scouts and Guides from April 1983 to November 1998. His son Ashok Chavan was also a chief minister of Maharashta.



  • Bombay State Legislative Council, 1956
  • Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 1957–80
  • Lok Sabha, 1980–84 and 1985–86
  • Maharashtra Legislative Council, 8 July 1986 – 21 October 1988
  • Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharshtra 28 October 1988- 2 April 1990, April 1990 - April 1996 and April 1996 - April 2002 [4]
  • Committee on Rules, Rajya Sabha, 1992–96;

Cabinet Minister, Government of India

  • Education, Culture and Social Welfare, 19 October 1980 – 7 August 1981
  • Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, 8 August 1981 to 18 July 1984
  • External Affairs, 19 July 1984 August 1, 1984
  • Defence, 2 August 1984 December 30, 1984
  • Home, 31 December 1984 – 12 March 1986
  • Finance 25 June 1988 – 2 December 1989
  • Home, 21 June 1991 to May, 1996;


  • Congress(I) Party in Rajya Sabha 2 July 1991 May 15, 1996
  • Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha from 2 July 1991 to 15 May 1996 elected to the Rajya Sabha in October, 1988, re-elected in April, 1990 and again in April, 1996.




  • Bharat Scouts and Guides, New Delhi
  • Maratha Mitra Mandal, New Delhi



  • Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha
  • General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha
  • Executive Committee of the Indian Parliamentary Group
  • Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways
  • Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Congress(I) Party in Parliament
  • All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
  • Central Cooperative Union, Hyderabad

In Memory


  1. ^ List Of Political Parties. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2014-05-21.
  2. ^ page=11
  3. ^ State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 172-Bhokar Constituency of Maharashtra. Retrieved on 2014-05-21.
  4. ^ "List of Rajya Sabha members Since 1952". 

External links

  • "Members bioprofile on Lok Sabha website".  
Preceded by
Jagjivan Ram
Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
Succeeded by
Rameshwar Thakur
Preceded by
Vasantrao Naik
Chief Minister of Maharashtra
21 Feb 1975 – 17 May 1977
Succeeded by
Vasantdada Patil
Preceded by
Shivajirao Nilangekar
Chief Minister of Maharashtra
12 Mar 1986 – 26 Jun 1988
Succeeded by
Sharad Pawar
Preceded by
V. P. Singh
Minister of Finance of India
Succeeded by
Madhu Dandavate
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