How Uddhav Thackeray fell in love with Rashmi Patankar from Dombivli

Updated: 13 December, 2019 09:45 IST | Sunny Rodricks
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    On November 28, 2019, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray created history by becoming the first member of the Thackeray family to be sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra.

    In picture: Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi Thackeray

    (All Pictures/Mid-day photographers, Yogen Shah, Twitter, Shiv Sena and Office of Uddhav Thackeray)

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    While Uddhav Thackeray was born into a political family, his wife Rashmi Thackeray, then Rashmi Patankar was born in a middle-class household in Dombivli. The power couple from Mumbai tied the knot on December 13, 1988

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    Uddhav Thackeray as a teenager was not interested in pursuing a career in politics. Uddhav Thackeray's rise as a popular face of Maharashtra in Indian politics is duly credited to his wife and life partner Rashmi Thackeray

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    In photo: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray share a light moment with Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar as son Aaditya Thackeray looks on

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    Did you know? Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray met each other while pursuing their education from the prestigious JJ School of Arts in Mumbai. The two met in college and fell in love before exchanging vows in 1988. 

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    The couple, who have been married for over three decades have two sons, Aaditya Thackeray, who is the chief of Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Sena and he is also an MLA from Worli. Aaditya's younger brother Tejas Thackeray is pursuing further studies and keeps a low profile in public. He is also an avid photographer, a wildlife researcher and conservationist

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    In photo: Uddhav and Rashmi Thackeray with their sons, Aaditya and Tejas pose for the lenses after casting their vote in the state assembly elections

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    In picture: Uddhav Thackeray and wife Rashmi Thackeray visit Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at his residence Raj Bhavan in Mumbai to stake a claim for government formation in Maharashtra

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  • Uddhav Thackeray, Rashmi Thackeray

    Rashmi Thackeray has played a significant role in shaping the politician that Uddhav Thackeray is today. 

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    In photo: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra's First Lady Rashmi Thackeray along with family pay homage to Sena supremo, the late Bal Thackeray

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    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and wife Rashmi are often snapped together at various public events and functions. The Sena chief also shares photos on social media where the two can be seen attending political events and social gatherings

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    In picture: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with his wife Rashmi and their sons Aaditya and Tejas Thackeray offer prayers at Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai

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    In photo: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and wife Rashmi Thackeray pose for a picture after offering their prayers at Ekvira temple in Pune

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  • Uddhav Thackeray, Rashmi Thackeray

    Rashmi Thackeray also pushed her son Aaditya Thackeray to contest polls and Aaditya created history by becoming the first from the Thackeray family to contest an election. He went on to win the Worli assembly constituency by a margin of over 65,000 votes

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  • Uddhav Thackeray, Rashmi Thackeray

    Rashmi Thackeray, who is fondly called 'Vahinisaheb' is also one of the key advisors of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. 

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    Besides being the first lady of Maharashtra, Rashmi Thackeray is also a keen strategist, anchor, advisor, doting mother, and a successful businesswoman. 

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About The Gallery

Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray share an unmissable and inseparable bond with his wife and state's first lady, Rashmi Thackeray. The power couple stood many storms and redefined love in its truest sense, thereby setting major relationship goals for today's millennial couples. As the couple celebrates their 31st wedding anniversary today, we take a look at their love story in pictures

First Published: 13 December, 2019 09:35 IST