Pramod Sawant Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Pramod Sawant

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Pramod Sawant is an Indian politician who is best known for being the 13th Chief Minister of Goa. He made headlines in March 2019, when he filled the place of Manohar Parrikar as the Goa CM; after Parrikar’s demise on 17 March 2019.

Wiki/Biography

Pramod Pandurang Sawant was born into a modest family on 24 April 1973 (age 46 years; as in 2019) in Bicholim, a city in North Goa. His hometown is Sanquelim, a town in North Goa. Apart from being a politician, Mr. Sawant is also an Ayurveda practitioner by profession.

Pramod Sawant Helping Out Patients

Pramod Sawant Helping Out Patients

He obtained his degree of Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery from the Ganga Education Society’s Ayurvedic Medical College in Kolhapur in 1996. Mr. Sawant is also a post graduate in Master of Social Work from the Tilak Maharashtra University at Pune in 2010. At a young age, Pramod Sawant joined RSS and became an active Sangh Pracharak. Soon, he rose to the higher ranks in RSS.

Pramod Sawant In RSS Uniform

Pramod Sawant In RSS Uniform

Mr. Sawant had a great bonding with Manohar Parrikar. In fact, he is considered as the protege of Manohar Parrikar. Like Parrikar, Mr. Sawant has also kept a man next door image and speaks the language of the common man.

Pramod Sawant With Manohar Parrikar

Pramod Sawant With Manohar Parrikar

Family, Caste & Wife

Pramod Sawant belongs to a Maratha Kshatriya community. His father’s name is Pandurang while his mother’s name is Padmini Sawant. Pramod Sawant is married to Sulakshana, who is a Chemistry teacher at the Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School in Bicholim.

Pramod Sawant With His Wife Sulakshana And Manohar Parrikar

Pramod Sawant With His Wife Sulakshana And Manohar Parrikar

Sulakshana Sawant is also a leader of the BJP and has been working as the President of the Goa unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha. The couple has a daughter named Parthivi.

Pramod Sawant With His Wife And Daughter

Pramod Sawant With His Wife And Daughter

Address

H. No. 2627, Housing Board Colony, Sankhali Goa, City: Bicholim, District: North Goa, State: Goa 403505

Career

After being actively involved with RSS, Pramod Sawant was brought into the active politics by Manohar Parrikar.

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Pramod Sawant Shaking Hand With Manohar Parrikar

Pramod Sawant Shaking Hand With Manohar Parrikar

Soon after being inducted into the BJP, he became the state President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. In March 2012, Mr. Sawant was elected to the Goa Legislative Assembly from the Sanquelim Constituency.

Pramod Sawant Campaigning In His Constituency

Pramod Sawant Campaigning In His Constituency

In March 2017, he was again elected to the Seventh Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa. From 2017 to March 2019, he served as the Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly. He was handpicked by Parrikar to assume the Speaker’s post in 2017.

Pramod Sawant As The Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly

Pramod Sawant As The Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly

On 19 March 2019, at 2:00 am, Mr. Sawant was sworn-in as Goa’s 11th Chief Minister, assumed the top political office in Goa despite never having served as a minister in the state cabinet. After taking the charge of the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Sawant wrote on his Facebook account,

I have taken charge as chief minister with utmost humility and sense of gratitude towards my idol and mentor Manohar Bhai…..I look forward to your blessings and support in carrying ahead the glorious legacy of commitment towards good governance.”

Pramod Sawant Sitting In The Goa CM Office

Pramod Sawant Sitting In The Goa CM Office

Award

State Youth Award conferred by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Panaji

Facts

  • Pramod Sawant is considered one of the most loyalist associates of Late Manohar Parrikar.
  • Like Parrikar, he also became the Chief Minister of Goa, without even having served as a minister in the state cabinet.
  • He is also an Ayurveda practitioner and has practiced as a doctor of alternative medicine in Goa.
  • Mr. Sawant is actively involved in social work and loves reading and travelling.
  • He took the oath of CM in Konkani, his mother tongue.
  • Pramod Sawant is also a member of the Central Council of Indian Medicine and Goa Board of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy.
  • He is also the president of Goa Youth Club Federation.
  • His favourite sports are Cricket and Badminton.
Pramod Sawant Playing Badminton

Pramod Sawant Playing Badminton

  • He is also an avid cow lover and is a prominent cow activist in Goa.
Pramod Sawant Feeding The Cows Along With His Daughter

Pramod Sawant Feeding The Cows Along With His Daughter

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