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Shraddha Jadhav

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Preceded by  Shubha Raul
Spouse(s)  Sridhar
Party  Shiv Sena
Political party  Shiv Sena
Role  Politician

Constituency  Ward 169, Mumbai
Name  Shraddha Jadhav
Succeeded by  Sunil Prabhu
Children  Pawan and Govind Sagar
Residence  Parel
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Shraddha Jadhav (Marathi: श्रद्धा जाधव) (born c.1964) is Shiv Sena Politician from Mumbai, Maharashtra. She served as the Mayor from 1 December 2009 to 8 March 2012 of the city of Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, and chief of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the country's richest municipal body. She is a commerce graduate. She has been elected to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for six consecutive terms from 1992 to 2017.


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Personal life

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Shraddha Jadhav (aged 45 on 2 December 2009) originally hails from Sangameshwar in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. She is a commerce graduate. Shraddha is married to Sridhar Jadhav and has two sons, Pawan (aged 25 on 2 December 2009) and Govind Sagar (aged 16 on 2 December 2009). She is a resident of Parel. Her father-in-law Mukund Jadhav, a former independent corporator, was also her political mentor. Her family runs Manohar decorators and a travel agency, which is run by her husband. She is one of the richest corporators in the BMC elected in 2007.


In political circles, Jadhav is known for "elegant dressing" and "fashion sense", especially her "crisp" cotton saris.

Political career

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In 1992, Jadhav was first elected as corporator from Parel ward 36 as an independent candidate. She subsequently won the next two BMC elections from the same ward. In 1997, Jadhav joined the Shiv Sena and in 1998, she was selected in the 11-member council of then Mumbai Mayor Nandu Satam. In 2006, she contested against Kalidas Kolambkar, a close aide of Narayan Rane, in a Maharashtra assembly by-election. In 2007, she was elected as a municipal corporator from ward 169, which includes Parel and Antop Hill. Jadhav was elected Mumbai mayor on 1 December 2009, defeating Priscilla Kadam of the Congress Party by 114 for and 96 against votes in the 228-member BMC. She was the joint nominee of the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance. She became the fifth female Mayor of Mumbai, taking office after another female mayor, Shubha Raul, also from the Shiv Sena.

Jadhav has headed the gardens and market committees and also the women and child welfare committees of the BMC. She has also been part of the standing and improvement committee. She was also one of the 25 finalists for the 2010 World Mayor prize.

Positions Held

  • 1992: Elected as corporator in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (1st term)
  • 1997: Re-elected as corporator in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (2nd term)
  • 2002: Re-elected as corporator in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (3rd term)
  • 2007: Re-elected as corporator in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (4th term)
  • 2009-2012: Mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
  • 2012: Re-elected as corporator in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (5th term)
  • 2017: Re-elected as corporator in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (6th term)
  • References

    Shraddha Jadhav Wikipedia