Pramod Sawant
Sawant at Goa University in 2021
11th Chief Minister of Goa
Assumed office
19 March 2019
GovernorMridula Sinha
Satya Pal Malik
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai
DeputySudin Dhavalikar
Vijai Sardesai
Manohar Ajgaonkar
Chandrakant Kavlekar
Preceded byManohar Parrikar
Member of Goa Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
8 March 2012
Preceded byConstituency established
Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Goa
In office
22 March 2017 – 18 March 2019
Preceded byAnant Shet
Succeeded byRajesh Patnekar
Leader of House Vidhan Sabha, Goa
Assumed office
19 March 2019
Preceded byManohar Parrikar
Personal details
Pramod Panduronga Sawant

(1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 50)
Mapusa, Goa, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2008–present)
Other political
National Democratic Alliance
Sulakshana Sawant
(m. 2005)
Alma materTilak Maharashtra University (MSW)

Pramod Pandurang Sawant (born Pramod Panduronga Sawant; 24 April 1973) is an Indian politician and ayurveda medical practitioner, who is serving as the 11th and current Chief Minister of Goa since 2019.[1][2] He represents the Sanquelim constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly from the Bharatiya Janata Party since 2012.[3]

Early life and education

Sawant was born on 24 April 1973 in Mapusa, Goa to Panduronga Govind Sawant (later Pandurang Sawant)[4] and Padminim P. Sawant as Pramod Panduronga Sawant.[5] He obtained a Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery degree from the Ganga Education Society's Ayurvedic Medical College in Kolhapur and a postgraduate degree of Master of Social Work from the Tilak Maharashtra University at Pune.[6]

Political career

Sawant started his electoral career when he contested the 2008 Pale Constituency by-election on Bharatiya Janta Party ticket and lost to Pratap Prabhakar Gauns of Indian National Congress.[7] He contested the 2012 assembly election from Sanquelim constituency. He won the constituency by 14,255 (66.02%) votes defeating Pratap Prabhakar Gauns of the Indian National Congress. He also served as the spokesperson of the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party for a brief period of time.[8] Later in 2017 he was re-elected to the Goa Legislative Assembly from the same constituency defeating Dharmesh Saglani of the Indian National Congress with 10,058 (43.04%) votes. On 22 March 2017, he was elected as the Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly.[9]

Chief Minister of Goa

After the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the seat of the Chief Minister of Goa fell vacant. Pramod Sawant was elected by the Legislative Assembly afterwards and later he was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Goa on 19 March 2019.[10][11][12]

Personal life

Sawant is a Maratha by caste.[10] On 28 May 2005, he married Sulakshana,[13] a teacher of chemistry[14] at the Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School in Bicholim. She is also a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and currently the President[15] of the Goa unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha.[16][17] The couple has a daughter, Parthivi, born in 2006.[18]

See also


  1. ^ Gupta, Saurabh (19 March 2019). Jacob, Jimmy (ed.). "Pramod Sawant, Goa's New Chief Minister, Is An Ayurveda Practitioner". NDTV.
  2. ^ Murari Shetye (19 March 2019). "Goa speaker Pramod Sawant succeeds Parrikar as CM". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Member of Legislative Assembly | Goa Legislative Assembly". Archived from the original on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. ^ "My family not new to being called 'outsider': Goa CM Pramod Sawant's father". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Directorate of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation and Office of the Chief Registrar of births and deaths". Goa Online. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Pramod Pandurang Sawant(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- SANQUELIM(NORTH GOA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  7. ^ "Goa Vidhansabha Member Profile". Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021. "Development work of Shri Pratap Gauns".
  8. ^ "Wives of 2 MLAs get prominent positions in BJP's new Executive". 20 February 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  9. ^ Prakash Kamat (22 March 2017). "Pramod Sawant elected as Speaker of Goa Assembly". Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  10. ^ a b "From Ayurveda practioner [sic] to Goa CM: All you need to know about Pramod Sawant". India Today. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  11. ^ "जानिए गोवा के नए CM प्रमोद सावंत के बारे में 5 बड़ी बातें". Economic Times (in Hindi). Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  12. ^ "प्रमोद सावंत बने गोवा के नए CM, दो उप-मुख्यमंत्रियों ने भी ली शपथ". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Wives of 2 MLAs get prominent positions in BJP's new Executive".
  14. ^ "Pramod Sawant: 10 Interesting facts about CM of Goa". 19 March 2019.
  15. ^ "BJP women's wing demands 33% seats". oHeraldo.
  16. ^ "BJP Mahila Morcha chief: No woman eligible to be candidate - Times of India". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "BJP Mahila eyes Porvorim seat in 2017 Assembly polls". The Goan.
  18. ^ Desk, N. T. (3 November 2019). "Feet rooted on the ground – The Navhind Times". Retrieved 6 November 2023.