List of mayors of Mumbai

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Mayor of BMC
MCGM Seal.jpg
Seal of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
since 8 March 2022
StyleMadam/Sir Mayor
AppointerChief Minister
Term length2.5 years
Formation1931; 92 years ago (1931)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Mayor of Mumbai is the elected chief of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. The mayor is the first citizen of the city. The role is largely ceremonial as the real powers are vested in the Municipal Commissioner.[1] The Mayor plays a decorative role of representing and upholding the dignity of the city and a functional role in deliberating over the discussions in the corporation.[2]

History of the office[edit]

The designation of the President of the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai was changed into that of His Lordrship the 'Mayor', Mumbai Municipal Corporation from November 1931.

The precursor to the designation of Mayor were President(1887-1931) and Chairman(1873-1887).

Smt. Snehal Ambekar, Mayor of Mumbai from 2014 to 2017 (first person on the right), and the Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai at an agreement signing ceremony, with the Indian Prime Minister and the Chinese President in the background.

Election of the mayor[edit]

The mayor is elected from within the ranks of the council in a quinquennial election. The elections are conducted in all 227 wards in the city to elect corporators. The party that wins the maximum number of seats holds an internal voting to decide the mayor. If no party or coalition can garner majority to select a mayor from amongst themselves for more than 1 month after general municipality elections or if the office of mayor becomes vacant for any reason mid term and still remains vacant for more than 2 months due to the first said reason, then a general election is held within the municipality for people to directly elect an executive mayor, to serve till end of term of the municipal house.

The tenure of the mayor is 2.5 years or till dissolution of municipal corporation, either by themselves or by state law.

Mayors of BMC[edit]

Year Mayor Political Party Notes
1931–1932 J. B. Boman Behram
1932–1933 V. N. Chandavarkar
1933–1934 Dr. Moreshwar Chintaman Javle
1934–1935 Hooseinally M. Rahimtoola
1935–1936 Khurshed Framji Nariman
1936–1937 Jamnadas M. Mehta
1937–1938 Dr. Elijah Moses Rajpurker
1938–1939 Sultan M. Chinoy
1939–1940 Behram N. Karanjia
1940–1941 Mathooradas Tricamjee
1941–1942 Dr. Joseph A. Collaco Member of the Corporation 1929-1952
1942–1943 Yusuf J. Meherally
1943–1944 Dr. M. D. D. Gilder
Minocher R. Masani
1944–1945 Nagindas T. Master
1945–1946 Dr. Jos. Alban D'Souza
1946–1947 Mohamedbhoy I.M. Rowjee
1947–1948 A. P. Sabavala
1948–1949 Dr. M. U. Mascarenhas
1949–1950 S. K. Patil
1950–1951 S. K. Patil
1951–1952 S. K. Patil
1952–1953 Ganpatishankar N. Desai
1953–1954 Dr. P. A. Dias
1954–1955 Dahyabhai Patel
1955–1956 N. C. Pupala
1956–1957 Sulochana M. Modi   Indian National Congress First woman mayor of Mumbai
1956–1957 Salebhoy Abdul Kader
1957 - 1957 Dr. Simon C. Fernandes
1957–1958 M. V. Donde
1958–1959 S.S. Mirajkar Communist Party of India
1959–1960 P. T. Borale
1960–1961 Vishnuprasad N. Desai
1961–1962 V. B. Worlikar
1962–1963 Dr. N. N. Shah
1963–1964 E. A. Bandookwala
1964–1965 Dr. B. P. Divgi
1965–1966 M. Madhavan
1966–1967 S. R. Patkar
1967–1968 Dr. J. Leon D'Souza
1968–1969 Dr. R. N. Kulkarni   Indian National Congress
1969–1970 J. K. Joshi
1970–1971 Dr. S. G. Patel
1971–1972 Dr. H. S. Gupte   Shiv Sena
1972–1973 R. K. Ganatra
1973–1974 Sudhir G. Joshi   Shiv Sena
1974–1975 B. K. Boman-Behram
1975–1976 N. D. Mehta
1976–1977 Manohar G. Joshi Congress + Shiv Sena Alliance
1977–1978 Murli S. Deora   Indian National Congress Congress + Shiv Sena Alliance
1978 - 1978 Wamanrao Mahadik   Shiv Sena Congress + Shiv Sena Alliance
1978–1979 R. K. Chimbulkar
1979–1980 R. K. Chimbulkar
1980–1981 Baburao H. Shete
1981–1982 Dr. A. U. Memon
1982–1983 Dr. P. S. Pai
1983–1984 Mr. M. H. Bedi
1984–1985 **Corporation superseded by the Administrator (D. M. Sukthankar, IAS - Municipal Commissioner)
1985–1986 Chhagan C. Bhujbal   Shiv Sena
1986–1987 Datta Nalawade   Shiv Sena
1987–1988 Ramesh Yeshwant Prabhoo   Shiv Sena
1988–1989 C. S. Padwal   Shiv Sena
1989–1990 Sharad N. Acharya   Shiv Sena Son of senior freedom fighter Narayan Gajanan Acharya

from Chembur, Mumbai

1990–1991 Chhagan C. Bhujbal   Shiv Sena
1991–1992 Diwakar N. Raote   Shiv Sena
1992–1993 Chandrakant Handore Republican Party of India
1993–1994 R. R. Singh   Indian National Congress
1994–1995 Niramala Samant - Prabhavalkar   Indian National Congress Second woman mayor of Mumbai
1995–1996 R. T. Kadam
1996–1997 Milind Vaidya   Shiv Sena
1997–1998 Vishakha Raut   Shiv Sena Third woman mayor of Mumbai
1998–1999 Nandu Satam   Shiv Sena Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
1999–2002 Hareshwar Patil   Shiv Sena
2002–2005 Mahadeo Deole   Shiv Sena
2005–2007 Datta Dalvi   Shiv Sena Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2007–2009 Shubha Raul   Shiv Sena Fourth woman mayor of Mumbai, Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2009 - 2012 Shraddha Jadhav   Shiv Sena Fifth woman mayor of Mumbai, Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2012 – 2014 Sunil Prabhu   Shiv Sena Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2014 - 2017 Snehal Ambekar[3]   Shiv Sena Sixth woman mayor of Mumbai
2017 - 2019 Vishwanath Mahadeshwar   Shiv Sena
2019 – 2022 Kishori Pednekar   Shiv Sena Seventh woman mayor of Mumbai
2022- **Corporation superseded by the Administrator (Iqbal Singh Chahal, IAS - Municipal Commissioner)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Directly elected mayor: An idea whose time has come". Hindustan Times. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  2. ^ MCGM Website. "Welcome to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai". Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  3. ^ Shiv Sena's Snehal Ambekar elected Mumbai's new mayor, Hindustan Times

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