Uddhav Thackeray

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Uddhav Thackeray
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Pramukh (Chief) Shiv Sena
In office
23 January 2013
Preceded by Bal Thackeray
Editor-in-chief of Saamna
In office
June 2006 - Present
Preceded by Bal Thackeray
Personal details
Born (1960-07-27) 27 July 1960 (age 53)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political party Shiv Sena
Spouse(s) Rashmi Thackeray
Children Aditya Thackeray, Tejas Thackeray
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hindu
Website http://uddhavthackeray.com
As of 17 Nov, 2012

Uddhav Thackeray (Marathi: उद्धव ठाकरे; born 27 July 1960) is the Pramukh (Chief) of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing, Marathi ethnocentric regional political party based in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He was given this role in 2004, taking over from his father and party founder, Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray.

Earlier, Uddhav was looking after Saamna (a daily Marathi newspaper) while being actively involved in election campaigning activities. The party won the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation election in 2002 and, thereafter, he was appointed as the party working president in 2003. Differences between Thackeray and former Shiv Sena leader Narayan Rane culminated in the expulsion of Rane from the Shiv Sena. Another split in the Sena came when Thackeray and his cousin Raj Thackeray had a falling-out, leading to Raj leaving the Shiv Sena in 2006 to form his own party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

On 16 July 2012 Uddhav Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital after he reported chest pain. He underwent an angioplasty and all the three blockages in his arteries were successfully removed.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

Uddhav is married to Rashmi Thackeray.The couple has two sons.


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