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11 September 1950 |
|Occupation||Sarsanghchalak (RSS Chief)|
|Organization||Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh|
|Term||21 March 2009 – Incumbent|
|Predecessor||K. S. Sudarshan|
Mohan Madhukar Bhagawat (born 11 September 1950) is the chief of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in India. He was chosen as the successor to K. S. Sudarshan in March 2009 .
Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat was born in a Brahmin family in a town called Chandrapur in Maharashtra. He comes from a family of RSS activists. His father Madhukar Rao Bhagwat, was the 'Karyavahak,' (secretary) of the 'Chandrapur' zone and had also, worked as a 'Prant Pracharak,' Marathi for Divisional Promoter, of Gujarat. Mohan is the eldest son of his parents and has two younger brothers and a sister.
He completed his schooling from 'Lokmanya Tilak Vidyalaya' and then his freshman year, BSc from 'Janata College,' in 'Chandrapur.' He graduated in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from 'Punjabrao Krushi Vidyapeeth,' (Marathi for, Punjabrao Agriculture University) Akola. He dropped out of his post-graduate course in Veterinary Sciences and became a pracharak (full-time promoter/worker) of the RSS towards the end of 1975.
Association with RSS
He became 'Akhil Bharatiya Sharirik Pramukh,' (in-charge of physical training) for India, 1991 to 1999. Mohan was further promoted as 'Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh,' (in-charge of RSS volunteers working full-time for India).
In 2000, when Rajendra Singh (RSS) and H. V. Sheshadri decided to step down as RSS Chief and General Secretary respectively due to poor health, K. S. Sudarshan was nominated as the new chief and Mohan Bhagwat became 'Sarkaryavaha,' (General Secretary).
Mohan Bhagwat was chosen as the Sarsanghchalak (Supreme Leader) of the RSS on 21 March 2009. He is one of the youngest leaders to head the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh after Dr. K. B. Hedgewar and M.S.Golwalkar.
On 6 February 2014, The Economic Times reported that a web portal of a news magazine has provided audio recordings to substantiate Swami Aseemanand's claim that his terror acts were sanctioned by Mohan Bhagwat  In a series of interviews to The Caravan Magazine, Swami Aseemanand pointed towards Mohan Bhagwat's sanctioning of the Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif blasts. However, Aseemanand denied giving any such interviews when a controversy broke out on the publication of the interviews 
- Mohan Bhagwat: A nonpracticing veterinarian and RSS pracharak (full-time missionary,) 21 March 2009, Times of India, 
- "Brahmin Gadkari more equal than Dalit Bangaru for BJP? -Governance Now". governancenow.com.
- "Swami Aseemanand blamed Mohan Bhagwat for Terror: Report". timesofindia-economictimes.
- Verma, Monica. "How Aseemanand’s confessions to Caravan magazine will help Narendra Modi in election year". Theforthright.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
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K. S. Sudarshan
|Sarsanghchalak of the RSS
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