Sushilkumar Shinde

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Dr. Sushilkumar Shinde
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Minister of Home Affairs
In office
31 July 2012 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byP. Chidambaram
Succeeded byRajnath Singh
Minister of Power
In office
30 January 2006 – 31 July 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byAnant Geete
Succeeded byVeerappa Moily
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
In office
4 November 2004 – 29 January 2006
Chief MinisterY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
Preceded bySurjit Singh Barnala
Succeeded byRameshwar Thakur
Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
18 January 2003 – 4 November 2004
GovernorMohammed Fazal
Preceded byVilasrao Deshmukh
Succeeded byVilasrao Deshmukh
Personal details
Born (1941-09-04) 4 September 1941 (age 77)
Solapur, Bombay Presidency, British India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Other political
United Front (1996–2004)
United Progressive Alliance (2004–present)
Alma materDayanand College, Solapur
Shivaji University
University of Mumbai
Solapur University

Sushilkumar Sambhajirao Shinde (born 4 September 1941) is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He was the Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Power in the Manmohan Singh government, and the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha[1][2] until 26 May 2014. He previously served as the Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra during 18 January 2003 to October 2004.

Early life and education[edit]

Shinde was born on 4 September 1941 at Solapur, Maharashtra in a Marathi family. He belongs to Dhor (kakkaya) caste which is known traditionally for their leather Bag making.[3] Shinde completed his education with an honours degree in Arts from Dayanand College, Solapur; and later in law from Shivaji University.[4] and ILS Law College, Pune and Ruparel College, Matunga, Mumbai.


Shinde started his career as a boy poen, peon and clerk in Solapur sessions court, where he served from 1957 till 1965. Later, he joined the Maharashtra State Police as a direct graduate police sub - inspector in CID ,[5] and served as sub-inspector of police,in Mumbai Maharashtra state CID for six years.[6]

Shinde is a member of the Congress Party. He won the Maharashtra state assembly elections in 1974, 1980, 1985, 1990,1992, 24 May 2003 to August 2004-(General) by election, September 2004 to 2 October 2004-(General) [7] Shinde was elected to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra during July 1992 to March 1998.[8] In 2002, Shinde lost the election for the post of Vice-President of India contesting against the National Democratic Alliance candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. He served as the chief minister of Maharashtra from 2003 to 2004 He was appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh on 30 October 2004 replacing Surjit Singh Barnala, who became the Governor of Tamil Nadu. He left the office on 29 January 2006.

Shinde was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha for second time from Maharashtra on 20 March 2006.[9][10][11] Shinde became the Leader of Lok Sabha after his predecessor Pranab Mukherjee was elected President of India.[12] Shinde served as Power minister of India from 2006–2012. Later, he was appointed Home Minister of India in 2012.[13][14]

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Shinde was the Congress party nominee. He was defeated by BJP Candidate Mr. Sharad Bansode.

Criticisms and controversies[edit]

Telangana 2014

He was one of the key figures in division of Andhra Pradesh. Being Union Home Minister, he favoured the division and the formation of Telangana, amidst lot of controversy. Some of his unilateral actions were questionable and were alleged to have ulterior motives.

North India power failure[edit]

During the 2012 northern India power grid failure, Shinde deflected criticism by observing that India was not alone in suffering major power outages, as the United States and Brazil had both experienced similar blackouts within the previous few years.[15][16] Officials in Uttar Pradesh, where the problem was believed to have begun, said the grid could not keep up with the huge demand for power in the hot summer. Uttar Pradesh power corporation chief Avnish Awasthi stated that the grid collapse was due to the states drawing more than their allotted power to meet the summer demand.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Sushilkumar Shinde and his wife, Ujwala have three daughters.[17] His daughter Praniti Shinde is an MLA of Solapur, Maharashtra India.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

Marathi film, Dusari Goshta (2014) & One documentry film " Andherese Ujale Ki Aour" is based on his life from childhood to becoming a popular politician.[18] He acted in 8,marathi drama's, 1) Mumbai chi Manse 2) Karayla Gelo Yek 3) Bebandh Shahi 4) Minuchi Mavshi 5) Vegla Vhaichy Mala, 6) Ghara Baher 7) Lagnachi Bedi "mumbai chi manase" & " Prema Tuzha Rang Kasa" was most popular.


  1. ^ "Shinde is new Leader of Lok Sabha". 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Council of Ministers – Who's Who – Government: National Portal of India". Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. External link in |work= (help)
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  4. ^ "Bio data Of Shri Sushilkumar Shinde". Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ Be more sensitive towards people's needs: Sushilkumar Shinde to police – India – DNA. Retrieved on 17 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Shri Sushilkumar Shinde biography". Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  7. ^ "State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 218-North Solapur Constituency of Maharashtra". Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Rajya Sabha members". Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Arjun, Bhardwaj, Shinde elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha",, 20 March 2006.
  10. ^ "We are talking of a lifestyle sans God – Lifestyle – DNA". 24 December 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ Shinde to be new Leader of House in Lok Sabha. Firstpost. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  13. ^ Home minister Shinde to visit Pune blast sites today. Firstpost. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Chidambaram appointed as FM, Sushil Kumar Shinde to be Home Minister". Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  15. ^ "Power cut causes major disruption in northern India". BBC News. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  16. ^ a b "Power grid failure makes 370M swelter in dark as India struggles to meet its vast energy needs". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  17. ^ "Detailed Profile – Shri. Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao Shinde – Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) – Who's Who". Government: National Portal of India. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  18. ^ Bhanage, Mihir (2 May 2014). "review: Dusari Goshta". Times of India. Retrieved 17 June 2014.



Name: Dr. Sushilkumar Sambhajirao Shinde

Permanent Address: Jai-Jui House, Ashok Nagar, Vijapur Road, Solapur-413004 Office Address: 72 Palihill, Flat No.16th Gautam Apatrment, 6th floor, Nurgis Dutt Road, Palihill, Bandra West, Mumbai-400050 Contact Ph. No.022-26495800, 26495900 Mob. 9619940000 E-Mail: Date of Birth 4th September1941 Religion/Caste Hindu-Dhor (Schedule Caste)

Educational Qualification 1955: 4th Standard (Entry in night school.) 1961: Passed SSC. 1965: 1st in the Pune University in B.A. with Political Science 1969: Passed LLB.

PROFESSIONAL/ JOB WORK Worked in court as a Boy Peon – Pattewala, Promoted to Peon, After He Passed S.S.C. he Promoted as a Clerk. 6 December 1965: Joined as Sub-Inspector in Mumbai CID. 6 November 1971: resigned from Police Department.

ELECTION FOUGHT AND WON VIDHAN SABHA DATE CONSTITUENCY 23 April 1974 to Feb 1978 Karmala (Reserved) won by 26, 364 Votes Sh. Asaram Dashrat Kamble 5713 (RPI Party) Shri Sadashiv Eknath Trimbake 2462 (Independent) both persons lose their security Amount March 1978 to Feb 1980 North Solapur(Reserved) 2nd June1980 to Feb 1985 North Solapur (Reserved) March 1985 to Feb 1990 North Solapur (Reserved) 1 March 1990 to 1 July 1992 North Solapur (Reserved) 24 May 2003 to August 2004 South Solapur (General) by Election September 2004 to 2 October 2004 South Solapur (General)

12 January 1987: Presented First Zero Based Budget in the country as a Finance Minister of Maharashtra

MAHARASHTRA STATE MINISTERIAL PERIOD DEPARTMENTS 9 November 1974 to 22 February 1975 Minister of State, Transport, Youth Welfare, 22 February 1975 to 27 February 1976 Minister of State, Social Welfare, Culture Affairs, Sports, Youth Services, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development. 27 February 1976 to 23 April 1977 Minister of State , Social Welfare, Culture Affairs, Sports, Youth Services, 23 April 1977 to 12 March 1978 Minister of State, Public Health, Family Welfare, Sports, Culture Affairs, 12 March 1978 to 5 August 1978 Minister of State Finance, Public Health, Family Welfare. 5 August 1978 to 10 February 1983 Labour and Tourism MINISTER 10 February 1983 to 5 March 1983 Finance, Planning, Culture Affairs and Tourism MINISTER 5 March 1983 to 14 March 1985 Finance, Planning, Culture Affairs and Tourism MINISTER 14 March 1985 to 27 June 1985 Finance, Planning, Culture Affairs, Sports and Youth Welfare and Law and Judiciary MINISTER 27 June 1985 to 15 March 1986 Finance, Planning and Environment MINISTER. 15 March 1986 to 28 June 1988 Finance, Planning, Industry, Law and Justice MINISTER 28 June 1988 to 12 March 1990 Finance, Planning and Employment Guarantee Scheme MINISTER 12 March 1990 to 28 January 1991 Urban Development and Law and Judiciary MINISTER. 28 January 1991 to 29 June 1991 Urban Development and Law and Judiciary MINISTER. 29 June 1991 to 23 May 1992 Urban Development and Law and Judiciary MINISTER. 18 January 2003 to 0 2 November 2004 Urban Development, Co-operating, General Administration, Information and Publicity, Earthquake Rehabilitation, Urban Land Ceiling and other Departments, parts of Departments or Subjects not specifically allotted to any minister.

CHIEF MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA 18TH January 2003 to 2 November 2004 Chief Minister of Maharashtra

GOVERNOR OF ANDRA PRADESH & CHATTISGAD 4 November 2004 to 28 January 2006 Governor of Andra Pradesh and Chattisgad (Incharge from 08.07.2005 to 02.10.2006)


Date of Notification Commencement of Term Date of Taking Oath Date of Remarks Vacation of Seat 5/7/1992 8/7/1992 2/3/1998 Elected to Lok Sabha 3/4/2006 4/4/2006 16/5/2009 Elected to Lok Sabha

LOK SABHA 10 March 1998 to 24 April 1999 12th Lok Sabha Solapur (General)

10 October 1999 to 30 May 2003 13th Lok Sabha (Reigned), Solapur (General)

18 May 2009 to 2014 15th Lok Sabha Solapur (Reserved)

VICE-PRESIDENT ELECTION FOUGHT 12 August 2002 Vice President of India

INTERNATIONAL DELEGAITONS 6 to 27 June 1979: Led the delegation for Geneva International Labour Conference October 1985: An opportunity of speaking at the UNO under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi, Kampuchea. 31 August 2001: Represented at UNO conference against Apartheid at Durban in South Africa.

UNION POWER MINISTER, GOVT. OF INDIA 28 January 2006 to 22 May 2009 Union Energy Minister 22 May 2009 to 31 July 2012 Union Energy Minister for 2nd time

UNION HOME MINISTER, GOVT. OF INDIA 31 July 2012 to 16 May 2014 Union Home Minister

LEADER OF THE HOUSE LOKSABHA 4 August 2012 to 16 May 2014 Leader of the House

AWARDS AND HONOURS RECEIVED DATE AWARD 15 January 1977 Selected in Ten Noteworthy Youth of the country by Indian Jaycees 1978 Second choice as most popular Minister in the survey by 'Manohar' a weekly. 1981 Honored with Basav Bhushan Award as "Ideal Youth" by Congress Party. 9 March 1996 "National Citizen Award" as a Best Member of Parliament at the hands of Mother Teresa. 2003 Bhai Bagal Award 2003 India Today - Reader's Choice as The Best Chief Minister Only in three months selected at third place. 2005 Guruvarya Shankarrao Kanitkar Award' at the hands of senior journalist Arun Tikekar 22.09.2005 to 21.09.2007 & 21.11.2007 to 24.12.2009 Tilak Maharashtra Vidhyapeeth Chancllor. 23 January 2007 First D Lit. awarded by D Y Patil University. (Subject - Literature) 9 September 2007 Second D Lit. degree awarded by Srikrishna Devrai University, Andhra Pradesh. (Subject - Literature) 18 February 2009 Third D Lit. awarded by Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal. (Subject - Science) 9 May 2009 "Navshakti Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar" awarded by Navshakti Times 19 July 2009 Government Award of "Ideal Teacher" in memory of Education Officer Hon. B C Dhegale.

                       "Dynamic International Personality Award" by Surya Multi-purpose Society (S.M.S.) New Delhi. 					

24 February 2014 Forth D.Sc. Degree on Eighth Convocation of Dr. Vikhe Patil Deemed University, Ahmednagar

Book Written and Publish 1) Vichar Manthan (Hindi) 2) Majhi Videsh Diary (Marathi)

Date : 1 September 2018 Place : Mumbai

Citation of Shri Sushilkumar Shinde[edit]

Former Union Home Minister Shri. Sushilkumar Shinde personifies tremendous energy, will power, connect with the people and probity, which have characterized his public life of over 45 years in the service of India.

          Born on 4 September 1941 in a very backward caste family in Solapur, a town in the underdeveloped region of South Maharashtra, Shri Shinde began his Saga of Struggle since early childhood. He lost his father at a very tender age and had to survive challenging times along with his two mothers, both unlettered. Undaunted, he completed his initial education by working as a baby sitter in day time and by attending a night school. 

Shri. Shinde began his life in true sense as a Boy Peon in Solapur District Court. Later, he entered college while still working and graduated with impressive performance. Higher goals were beckoning him all the time. Accordingly, he joined the Law College in Pune with the determination that he would practise in the same court one day. Even before that ambition was fulfilled, he was selected as a Sub Inspector of Police in Mumbai and got wedded. Subsequently, he decided to join politics, risking uncertain future. Shri. Shinde was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1974 in a byelection. That victory launched his political career. He has never looked back and continues to remain active till date.

                     While occupying various legislative and ministerial positions in Maharashtra and India ever since, Shri. Shinde has always kept the deprived and needy as the focus of his public service. Over the decades, Shri. Shinde has enabled countless people, who have been flocking to him for guidance and other help, day in and day out. Many bright students from backward castes and tribes are thankful to Shri. Shinde for a special scholarship he created as Chief Minister of Maharashtra so that they could acquire higher education in India and abroad. 
              Shri. Shinde has blended his political, social and cultural activities so seamlessly that he is the cynosure of all eyes in any gathering. His smiling demeanour in most situations has become his personal trademark. Even his critics find it remarkable that Shri. Shinde can maintain his cheerful outlook in spite of the adversities he has had to face. 
               Shri. Shinde has never lost the deep faith he has in India’s democracy. He candidly gives credit to Indian society because of its liberal psyche, which have given him the strength and confidence to  overcome the obstacles in his struggle to reach spectacular heights in national affairs.
                 Shri. Shinde’s negotiating skills were first acknowledged  by then Prime Minister in 1978 for cordially ending a serious labour dispute in Mumbai. Shri. Shinde was handpicked for joining an Indian delegation to the UN a little later although he was quite young for such an honour. All through his political career, he has remained a trusted party worker but has retained personal camaraderie across the political spectrum. As Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. Shinde combed the entire state within a short time and liaised with the general public in a bid to bridge a gap between the populace and the government. The thronging masses outside his official residence at Hyderabad were the testimony of his link with the common man. He converted the Raj Bhavan premises into a scenic location in the brief time he occupied that mansion. As Power Minister of India, his everlasting initiatives have taken India ahead in achieving its goal of Power to All. As Home Minister of India, Shri. Shinde exhibited great courage in punishing the perpetrators of the 2001 attack on Parliament and the 2008 Mumbai Massacre. The Police Force and Para Military Forces in the country were modernized and supplied with latest equipment during his tenure at the Home Ministry. Time and again, Shri. Shinde has proved his mettle one way or another. 

Shri. Shinde’s life is a shining example of a scintillating series of achievements. Social empowerment is the foundation of his legion activities, which have aimed at enabling the society in general. He has ceaselessly maintained that only those in need of reservations should benefit from this provision and those already progressed should make room for the genuine needy. He is unfazed by the criticism he has attracted for this bold stand.

                         Shri. Shinde has scored many stellar achievements, all the while ensuring that there are only political opponents, not enemies. Thus, he is among the very few public figures who rarely invite criticism for their personal beliefs. At the same time, he remains rock solid while taking major decisions which he believes will ultimately benefit society and the nation. 

Though busy with state and national affairs, Shri. Shinde has always given priority to the development of Solapur, the hometown that has witnessed and blessed his metamorphosis into an international personality. He owes his rise to the people of Solapur and has expressed this gratitude from public platforms many times. In short, Shri. Shinde is a torch bearer of a thriving democratic India and the one who has realized the dreams of our founding fathers.

The veteran Congress leader in turn thanked the people of Solapur for repeatedly retaining their faith in him and said his achievements would not have been possible without their whole-hearted backing.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Succeeded by
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Preceded by
Surjit Singh Barnala
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Succeeded by
Rameshwar Thakur
Preceded by
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
Minister of Power
Succeeded by
Veerappa Moily
Preceded by
P. Chidambaram
Minister of Home Affairs
Succeeded by
Rajnath Singh