Devendra Fadnavis is an Indian politician and the Current Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and represents Nagpur South West constituency of Maharashtra in the legislative assembly. He took his oath of office on 31st October 2014 at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai and became the second youngest Chief Minister of the state at the age of 44. He also has the distinction of being the second youngest Mayor in India when he served as the mayor of Nagpur. He has been elected as Member of Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra State since 1999 and was awarded as the Best Parliamentarian Award by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 2002-03. He also has served as the president of the Maharashtra state unit of BJP.Born on 22nd July 1970 into a Brahmin family in Nagpur, Maharashtra, his parents were Gangadhar Rao Fadnavis and Sarita Fadnavis. His father had a prominent name for himself and was an MLC in Nagpur and his mom belongs to the famous Kaloti family of Amravati and she was the director of Vidarbha Housing Credit Society. Devendra Fadnavis completed his schooling from Saraswati Vidyalaya School in Nagpur and then joined Dharampeth Junior college for his intermediate and then later enrolled at a Government Law College in Nagpur and graduated in 1992. He holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management and a diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management from DSE, Berlin. Fadnavis started his political career at an RSS Shakha and later joined BJP. In 1986, he was an active member of ABVP and worked for the youth in the country. He also is a strong believer of youths participation in politics and he follows Swami Vivekanands philosophy. He became a municipal corporator of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation at a very young age of 21 and he was the youngest corporator in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. He then became the youngest mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and also the second youngest mayor in the history of India. He is the only person to be re-elected as the mayor in the history of Maharashtra. In 1999, he was elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly for the first time in the state assembly election. In 2001, he became the Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of BJP. Fadnavis was re-elected in the 2004 elections and again in 2009 elections marking his third and fourth term as a Member of Legislative Assembly. In 2010, he was appointed as the general secretary of BJP Maharashtra Pradesh and became the president of the BJP state unit of Maharashtra in 2013. In the 2014 state assembly elections, BJP won a majority of seats. Fadnavis was then selected as the legislative party leader in a meeting of the newly elected BJP MLAs at Vidhan Bhavan. He was then sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 31st October 2014 after his government won a confidence motion by voice and his government was allowed it to govern. Being a Chief Minister, he also holds the ministry of Home, Urban Development and Law and Justice. On the sidelines of Make in India initiative by Government of India, Fadnavis government started the Make in Maharashtra initiative inviting industries to start doing business in Maharashtra. Fadnavis married Amruta Ranade in 2006 and the couple has a five year old daughter, Divija Fadnavis. His wife is the Associate Vice President of Axis Bank in Nagpur. Fadnavis has been awarded the Best Parliamentary Award for the year 2002-03 by Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association, Best Parliamentarian Award in the memory of Late Pramodji Mahajan by Muktchand, Pune and Rajyogi Neta Award by Prunavad Parivar, Nasik.