Uddhav Thackeray

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Birthday
27, 1960
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
India

About

Best known as the leader (Pramukh) of a conservative, Indian Maharashtra state political party called the Shiv Sena, this politician also edited Saamana, his party's Marathi news publication.

Before Fame

He was appointed Chief of the Shiv Sena in 2004; two years later, a disagreement with his cousin Raj Thackeray resulted in the formation (by his cousin) of an opposing political party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

Trivia

A photographer as well as a politician and newspaper editor, he was honored with a 2004 exhibition of his work at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai, India.

Family Life

His marriage to Rashmi Thackeray resulted in two children. His father, Bal Thackeray, founded the Shiv Sena Party in 1966 after working for years as a creator of politically-themed cartoons.

Associated With

His son Aditya Thackeray had a career as both a politician and a poet.

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