Hon'ble S.B. Chanvan was Born at Paithan, District Aurangabad, Maharashtra in July, 1920, He had his education at Madras University and Osmania University.
An advocate by profession, Hon'ble Chavan participated in the freedom struggle right from his student days and gave up practice during the ‘Quit Court’ Movement. He was also associated with various social and educational organisations. He was Chancellor of the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, in Pune and President of the Nanded Town Municipality and Bharat Scouts and Guides, New Delhi. He also served as Chairman of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
Hon'ble Chavan had a long and distinguished political career. In 1957, he was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and remained a Member of that Assembly till 1980. Hon'ble Chavan held the Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra twice from 1975 to 1977 and again from March 1986 to June 1988. Hon'ble Chavan was the Member of the Seventh and Eighth Lok Sabha. He represented the State of Maharashtra in this House for three consecutive terms, from October 1988 to April, 2002. He was the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha from July, 1991 to May, 1996. He also acted as the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha from 23rd to 31st May 1996. He was Chairman of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development and was also Chairman of the Ethics Committee from 1997 to 2002.
Hon'ble Chavan served as Union Minister for several years and held the portfolios of Education, Culture and Social Welfare, External Affairs, Defence, Home Affairs and Finance. He also had the distinction of serving as the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India from August, 1981 to July, 1984.
In 1952 he establish shri Sharada Bhavan Education Society with an educational vision to disple darkness of illiteracy from the live of poor.
He had also bring the water revoution in maharashtra ,Due to his vision & efforts Nanded has asia's one of the largest lift irrigation project at Vishnupuri (Shankar Sagar).
Shri Sharda Bhavan Education Society's
INDIRA GANDHI COLLEGE
Cidco, New Nanded-431605. MS, India.
(Affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.)