Sachin Ahir

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Sachin Mohan Ahir
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Born (1972-03-21) 21 March 1972 (age 42)
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Member Of Legislative Assembly
Years active 1995
Spouse(s) Sangeeta Ahir

Background[edit]

Sachin Ahir describes his background as "lower middle class". He spent some time working for an Amsterdam-based tourism company that organised desert safaris but disliked it and returned to Mumbai. There he became an assistant to a welder in a mill, where his ability to speak English proved to be useful in a trade union dispute. His success in negotiating a favourable settlement set his course for a career in politics.[1]

Politics[edit]

Ahir, who is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party, was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Maharashtra in October 2009 from the Worli constituency.[2]

As of 2009, he was a Minister of State of Housing, Slum Improvement, House Repairs and Re-Construction, Urban Land Ceiling, Industries, Mines, Social Justice, De-addiction Activities & Environment, and Welfare of Nomadic De-notified Tribes and other Backward Classes.[3] In addition to being the Minister of State for Housing he has been given charge of additional Minister of State portfolios that include Transport and Environment & Parliamentary Affairs.[4]

Community service[edit]

Ahir and his wife have established the Shree Sankalp Pratishthan charitable trust.[5] The trust has been involved in organisation of the Worli Festival[6] and Dahi Handi events during the festival of Govinda.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "History". India Unbound. p. 22. 
  2. ^ "Sachin Mohan Ahir". Praja. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Nationalist Congress Party: Ministers of State in Maharashtra". Nationalist Congress Party. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Banerjee, Shoumojit (12 June 2013). "Six new NCP Ministers inducted in Maharashtra in makeover bid". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  5. ^ "The Goodness In Their DNA: Sangeeta and Sachin Ahir". DNA. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  6. ^ "NGO Shree Sankalp Pratishthan host worli festival 2013". Event FAQs. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  7. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan attends Shree Sankalp Pratisthan Charitable Trust's dahi handi event at Worli in Mumbai". The Times Of India. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-07.