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Yashwantrao Chavan Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 26, 2019

Short Biography

Yashwantrao Chavan was born on 12-03-1913 in Devrashtre, Sangli in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Politician, Activist, Chief Minister, Writer, Author & Autobiographer.

Yashwantrao Chavan Complete Bio & Career

Yashwantrao Chavan was an Indian statesman who in his political career was associated with parties like Janta Party and Indian National Congress. He became the first Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra of Independent India. In the post independent era, he was one of the prominent figures in Indian politics. He also became the fifth Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was rightly called the Leader of Common Man as he formed several co-operative societies which played a chief role in bettering the condition of farmers in Maharashtra. In his illustrious political career, he held prestigious posts cabinet posts like Minster of Finance, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Defense and Minister of External Affairs.
He lost his father at a very young age and it was his mother who taught him self-dependency and patriotism. He actively participated in India’s freedom movement and worked with many prominent leaders of that time. He completed his graduation from the University of Bombay and then also pursued LLB. He worked for Congress in India’s freedom movement and was made the President of Satara District.
While working as an activist in India’s freedom struggle, he was even jailed for a couple of years. He began his political career by successfully getting elected in the Bombay State assembly elections in 1946. When Congress party was split into two parts in 1978, he left Congress Indira and joined Congress-Urs. In Charan Sigh’s cabinet, he held posts like Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister. He again joined Congress party in 1981. A year later he was made Chairman of the Finance Commission of India.
Besides Politics, he also took interest in Marathi Literature.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Yashwantrao Chavan died on 25-11-1984 in New Delhi, India. He died due to a heart attack at the age of 71. After his death, a college was named after him in Nagpur. An open university too was named after him. Several other historical monuments, hospitals, and schools are also named after him.

DEATHDAY 25 November,1984 (Sunday)

Yashwantrao Chavan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Balwantrao Chavan and Vithabai Chavan. He married Venutai Chavan in 1941.

Life's Important Dates Of Yashwantrao Chavan

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Devrashtre, Sangli
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School N/A
College Rajaram College, Mumbai University (MU), Mumbai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Politician Indira Gandhi
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Yashwantrao Chavan

  • He was popularly known as Leader of Common People.
  • Yashwantrao Chavan holds the record of being the only Maharashtrian leader who held the 4 most important portfolios in the Union government.
  • There are a lot of places in Maharashtra which are named after him.
  • During the 1960s and early 70s when Yashwantrao was at the peak of his power and influence, he was called Pratishivaji or New Shivaji.

Yashwantrao Chavan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Yashwantrao Chavan was 71 years 8 months & 13 days old age.