Sudhir Mungantiwar

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Sudhir Mungantiwar
सुधीर मुनगंटीवार
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Minister Of
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
31 October 2014
Governor C.V. Rao
Personal details
Born (1962-07-30) 30 July 1962 (age 54)
Citizenship India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Sapna Mungantiwar
Relations Married
Children Shalaka
Profession Politician
Designation EX President of Bharatiya Janata Party Maharashtra
Website Office Facebook Page of Sudhir Mungantiwar

Sudhir Mungantiwar is Maharashtra's ex-chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is currently a Cabinet Minister of Finance, Planning, and Forest Departments in the Government of Maharashtra.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born into a doctor's family on 30 July 1962 in Chandrapur district in Vidarbha

Early political career[edit]

He started his public life at the age of 17 when he was appointed as Secretary of Chaatrasangh Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya in 1979. He was appointed the secretary of BJP in 2014 from Partur. In 1989 and 1991 he unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Chandrapur. In 1993, he was appointed as Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Youth Movement's state unit. He was elected MLA from Chandrapur thrice and in 2009. He set a record, winning for the first time in 1995 with a margin of 55,000 votes. He served as the Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Department during the Shiv Sena-BJP saffron alliance. In 1998, he was appointed General Secretary of BJP's state unit. In 1998, he received the best orator's award for his performance. In 1999, he was made a minister in the Sena-BJP government. In 1999 and 2004, he was re-elected from Partur. In the October 2009 elections, he contested and was elected for the fourth time.

He won the G.L. Nardekar Memorial Award for Legislative struggle in the field of blind and handicapped persons. Because of his legislative efforts for Gondwana University for Chandrapur and Gadchiroli Districts, the government formed an ad hoc committee of the state legislature. This committee submitted a report recommending the formation of a new university. The process related to this subject is in last stage.

Family and personal life[edit]

His father, Dr Sacchidanad Mungantiwar, is a famous Physicist in Chanda. Sapna is his wife and they have a daughter named Shalaka.

Degrees and posts held[edit]


  • In 1979: Appointed as Secretary of Chaatrasangh Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya,Chandrapur.
  • In 1993: Appointed as Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha Maharashtra Pradesh
  • In 1995: Elected from Chandrapur Legislative Assembly Constituency.with the vote difference of 55,000. Made record of largest vote Margin from Vidarbha.
  • In 1996: Appointed as General Secretary of Bharatiya Janta Party Maharashtra Pradesh.
  • In 1998: Achieved 'Best Orater' award of Maharashtra Vidhansabha.
  • In 1999: Appointed as Cabinet Minister (Tourism and Consumer Protection Dept.) of Maharashtra State
  • In 2001: Appointed as National Vice President of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha.
  • In 2008: Achieved G..L. Nardekar Memorial Award for Legislative struggle in the field of blind & handicap person.
  • In 2009: Elected from Ballarpur Legislative Assembly Constituency with the vote difference of 25,000.
  • In 2014: Appointed as Cabinet Minister (Finance & planning And forest Dept.) of Maharashtra State[2]

Positions held[edit]

Within BJP[edit]

  • President, BJP Maharashtra (2009-2013)[3]


Special efforts[edit]

  • President of Dr.Shyamaprasad Mukharji Sarvajanic Vachnalaya Sanstha - Chandrapur (an organisation helping the needy)
  • Successful struggle for giving names of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj to Nagpur University & Sant Gadgebaba to Amravati University.
  • In Assembly Election of 1995 he took oath for Ballarpur Tahsil, in 1999 Ballarpur Tahsil get formed
  • Government forms Commission for Matang Samaj because of his pressure of Legislative work
  • Government made policy of employment & self-employment because of his pressure of Legislative work.
  • Government forms Mining Development Mantralya in 1998 because of his pressure of Legislative work
  • Successful implementation of DARU BANDI in Chandrapur


Political offices
Preceded by
Sunil Tatkare
Cabinet Minister for Finance and Planning Maharashtra State
31 October 2014–present
Preceded by
Patangrao Kadam
Cabinet Minister for Forest Maharashtra State
31 October 2014–present
Preceded by
Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Chandrapur district
December 2014–present
Preceded by
Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Wardha district
December 2014–present