Sachin Ahir

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Sachin Mohan Ahir
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Born (1972-03-21) 21 March 1972 (age 42)
Mumbai, India
Status Married
Nationality Indian
Education Higher School Certificate [1]
Occupation Member Of Legislative Assembly
Years active 1995
Spouse(s) Sangeeta Ahir

Background[edit]

Sachin Ahir describes his background as "lower middle class". In his early days, Sachin and his brother Vijay Ahir, worked as personal assistants and bodyguards for Sunit Khatau, chairman of the Khatau Fabrics Group, who was shot dead by gangsters on 7 May 1994.[2] 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.[neutrality is disputed] His success in negotiating a favorable settlement set his course for a career in politics.[neutrality is disputed][3][unreliable source?]

His uncle Arun Gawli helped Sachin Ahir get elected from the Sewri assembly constituency in 1999 on the election ticket given to him by Nationalist Congress Party.[4][5]Ahir was then the only NCP MLA elected from Mumbai.[6]

Family[edit]

Sachin Ahir is the son of Mohan Gangaram Ahir and the nephew of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli (aka Arun Gulabrao Ahir).[7]

Education[edit]

According to the affidavit filed with the Election Commission of India, Sachin Ahir studied up to Higher School Certificate and passed in the year 1991 from Smt. M.M.K College of Commerce & Economics[8]

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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

Community service[edit]

Sachin.Ahir felicitating Hindi stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava on the occasion of the 2013 Worli Festival.

Ahir and his wife have established the Shree Sankalp Pratishthan charitable trust.[12] The trust has been involved in organisation of the Worli Festival[13] and Dahi Handi events during the festival of Govinda.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://eci.nic.in/Sep2004_AFFIDAVITS/SE/S13/29/Sachin%20Mohan%20Ahir%2020-9-04/SachinMohanAhir_SC11.htm
  2. ^ http://archive.mid-day.com/news/2004/nov/97579.htm
  3. ^ "History". India Unbound. p. 22. 
  4. ^ http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main1.asp?filename=Ne040304dagdi.asp
  5. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mumbai/arun-gawli-the-don-is-finally-nailed/article1-922418.aspx
  6. ^ http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main1.asp?filename=Ne040304dagdi.asp
  7. ^ http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main1.asp?filename=Ne040304dagdi.asp
  8. ^ http://eci.nic.in/Sep2004_AFFIDAVITS/SE/S13/29/Sachin%20Mohan%20Ahir%2020-9-04/SachinMohanAhir_SC11.htm
  9. ^ "Sachin Mohan Ahir". Praja. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  10. ^ "Nationalist Congress Party: Ministers of State in Maharashtra". Nationalist Congress Party. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Banerjee, Shoumojit (12 June 2013). "Six new NCP Ministers inducted in Maharashtra in makeover bid". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  12. ^ "The Goodness In Their DNA: Sangeeta and Sachin Ahir". DNA. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  13. ^ "NGO Shree Sankalp Pratishthan host worli festival 2013". Event FAQs. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  14. ^ "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.