Dr. Shankarrao Chavan in
डॉ. शंकरराव चव्हाण
Chavan on a 2007 stamp of India
Minister of Finance
In office
25 June 1988 – 2 December 1989
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Preceded byN. D. Tiwari
Succeeded byMadhu Dandavate
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996
Prime MinisterP. V. Narasimha Rao
Preceded byChandra Shekhar
Succeeded byMurali Manohar Joshi
In office
31 December 1984 – 12 March 1986
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Preceded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
Succeeded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
4th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
12 March 1986 – 26 June 1988
Preceded byShivajirao Nilangekar Patil
Succeeded bySharad Pawar
In office
21 February 1975 – 16 May 1977
Preceded byVasantrao Naik
Succeeded byVasantdada Patil
President of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
In office
Preceded byJagjivan Ram
Succeeded byRameshwar Thakur
Personal details
Born(1920-07-14)14 July 1920
Died26 February 2004(2004-02-26) (aged 83)
Political partyIndian National Congress (INC)

Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan (14 July 1920 – 26 February 2004)[citation needed] was an Indian politician who served as the chief minister of Maharashtra twice from 1975 until 1977 and from 13 March 1986 until 26 June 1988.[citation needed] He was the finance minister of India from 1988 to 1989 in Rajiv Gandhi ministry. He also served as the home minister of India twice, from 31 December 1984 to 12 March 1986 in the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet, and from 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996 in the P. V. Narasimha Rao cabinet.[citation needed] [citation needed]

Early life and family

Chavan was born at Paithan Village, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra.[1]

Chavan completed his Bachelor of Arts from Madras University and LL.B. from Osmania University. He started his career as an advocate. He initiated the Student's Movement and gave up practice of law during the 'Quit Court' Movement in the former Hyderabad State.[2]

He was elected to Bombay State Assembly from Dharmabad in 1957[3] and to Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from Dharmabad during the 1962 election[4] and from Bhokar during 1967, 1972 and 1978[5] elections.

His son Ashok Chavan served as chief minister of Maharashtra. His daughter-in-law and Ashok Chavan's wife, Ameeta Ashokrao Chavan represented Bhokar in Maharashtra Vidhan sabha.

Political career

Membership in legislative and parliament bodies

Leadership in Rajya Sabha

Chief Minister

Shankarrao served as chief Minister of Maharashtra on two occasions.

Union Cabinet Minister, Government of India






In Memory


  1. ^ "8th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile - CHAVAN, SHRI S. B." Lok Sabha.
  2. ^ Darda, Rajendra (14 July 2020). "शंकरराव चव्हाण : राज्याच्या जलसंस्कृतीचे जनक". Lokmat (in Marathi). Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ List Of Political Parties. (PDF). Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  4. ^ Statistical Report on General Election, 1962 to the Legislative. Assembly of Maharashtra. Election Commission of India. p. 11
  5. ^ State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 172-Bhokar Constituency of Maharashtra. Eci.nic.in. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  6. ^ "List of Rajya Sabha members Since 1952".
  7. ^ Godbole, Madhav (1996). Unfinished innings : recollections and reflections of a civil servant. New Delhi: Orient Longman. pp. 105–106. ISBN 9788125008835.
Preceded byJagjivan Ram Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides 1983–1998 Succeeded byRameshwar Thakur Preceded byVasantrao Naik Chief Minister of Maharashtra 21 February 1975 – 17 May 1977 Succeeded byVasantdada Patil Preceded byShivajirao Nilangekar Chief Minister of Maharashtra 12 March 1986 – 26 June 1988 Succeeded bySharad Pawar Preceded byV. P. Singh Minister of Finance of India 1988–1989 Succeeded byMadhu Dandavate