Uddhav Thackeray

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Uddhav Thackeray
उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे
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PakshPramukh (Chief) of 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 54) [1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political party Shiv Sena
Spouse(s) Rashmi Thackeray
Children Aditya Thackeray, Tejas Thackeray
Residence Mumbai
Religion Hinduism
Website uddhavthackeray.com
As of 17 Nov, 2012

Uddhav Thackeray (Marathi: उद्धव ठाकरे; born 27 July 1960) is the son of Balasaheb Thackeray and Mina Thackeray,is the Pramukh (Chief) of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing, Marathi 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.[1]

Earlier, Uddhav was looking after Saamna (a daily Marathi newspaper) while being actively involved in election campaigning activities but has no experience in governance. Because his party won the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation election in 2002 and, thereafter, he was appointed as the party working president in January 2003.[1] 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.

Personal Life[edit]

Uddhav is married to Rashmi Thackeray and has two sons, Aditya and Tejas.[2] 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.[3]

He is keen in photography and has exhibited his collection of aerial shots of various forts of Maharashtra at the Jehangir Art Gallery in 2004.[4][5] He has also published photo-books "Maharashtra Desh" (2010) and "Pahava Vitthal" (2011), capturing various aspects of Maharashtra and the varkaris during Pandharpur Yatra respectively in the two books.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c "Up close and personal with Uddhav Thackeray". Rediff.com. 22 April 2004. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Uddhav May Shift to New House After LS Elections". Mumbai: Indian Express. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray discharged from hospital". 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Thackeray's new conquest". Mumbai: India Today. 26 January 2004. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Vijapurkar, Mahesh (14 January 2004). "Uddhav Thackeray and those scenic forts". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Kamath, Naresh (5 August 2010). "Raj, Uddhav slug it out over city’s plight". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Chowdhury, Sudeshna (10 May 2011). "An aerial journey". Mid Day. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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