Aditya Thackeray

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Aditya Thackeray
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Chairperson of the Yuva Sena
Assumed office
17 October 2010
Preceded by post created
Personal details
Born (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 27)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Relations Raj Thackeray,grandfather Bal Thackeray
Parents Bal Thackeray
Mother Rashmi Thackeray
Father Uddhav Thackeray
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater Bombay Scottish School, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (BA History), K C Law College (LLB)

Aditya Uddhav Thackeray (born 13 June 1990) is the son of Uddhav Thackeray, leader and chairperson of the Shiv Sena, and grandson of Bal Thackeray.[1] He is currently the head of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena.

Aditya established the Yuva Sena on 17 October 2010 and it has units across Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir


His first book of poems, 'My Thoughts in White and Black', was published in 2007. The following year, he turned lyricist and released a private album Ummeed, for which he wrote all the eight songs.[2] He was involved in or initiated a book burning agitation against inclusion of Rohinton Mistry's book 'Such a Long Journey' in Mumbai University's reading list in 2010.[3][4]

Aditya Thackeray has proposed revival of Mumbai nightlife by allowing malls and restaurants to be open all night.[5] Most recently, the scion of the Shiv Sena party was involved in a series of open letters with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai [6] justifying the ink attack by the Shiv Sena on journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni. [7]