Arvind Sawant is an Indian politician who is affiliated with the Shiv Sena, and in 2019 he joined the Narendra Modi government working as Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
He became a Member of the Lok Sabha in 2014 after he had contested in the general election from the Mumbai South constituency. He was pitted against Congress' Milind Deora, who was considered a formidable opponent, and he won by a margin of approximately 120,000 votes. In the 2019 general election, he defeated Deora by more than 100,000 votes and was subsequently inducted into the Modi cabinet.
Sawant started his political career in 1968 with Shiv Sena as a gat pramukh, which is the lowest rank in the hierarchy of the party, and his job entailed working as a polling agent. In 1995 he voluntarily retired from his job and joined the Shiv Sena, and the following year he was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Arvind Sawant was born on December 30, 1951 to middle-class parents Ganpat Pandurag and Aashalata Ganpat Sawant, and he got married on May 25, 1982 to Anuya Arvind Sawant who he has a son and a daughter with.
He completed his B.Sc. from Bhavan's College in Mumbai, and before joining politics, he worked as an engineer with the state-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited. According to the history provided on his Facebook page, Sawant had in his earlier days worked as a Teacher/Tutor in classes run by late Principal Vamanrao Mahadik for students from financially weak families.
Sawant's Facebook profile also said that he is fond of sports, music and drama and that he had taken part in the latter during inter-university competitions. It also mentions the awards he has received for his work as a politician.
He has a website of his own, arvindsawant.com, and Sawant stays connected with his followers through Facebook - Arvind Sawant/@ArvindGSawant, and Twitter - Arvind Sawant/@AGSawant.