Chandrakant Bhandare is the Governor of the state of Orissa
and the senior Congress leader from Maharashtra. Bhandare belongs to the Indian National Congress
. He is also a former Rajya Sabha member. Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has been sworn in as the 43rd Governor of Orissa in the year 2007. Rameshwar Thakur
was replaced by him.
The Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, Ashok Kumar Ganguly administered the oath on 19th August 2007.
Early Life of Chandrakant Bhandare
Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare was born on December 10, 1928 in Mumbai. Bhandare graduated in B.Sc and thereafter did LL.B. He is the son of Chandrakant Laxmikant Bhandare and Sunanda Bhandare.
Political Career of Chandrakant Bhandare
Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare is a lawyer by profession. Bhandare is a Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of India
. He was also the President of Supreme Court Bar Association for 2 terms. In the year 1980, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the first time. He served the term for two years. Thereafter he was re elected to Rajya Sabha in 1988 and served it for six years. He thus retained his membership for a period of almost 14 years (from 1980 to 1994). Bhandare spent most of his political life in Maharashtra.
He has also served as the Chairman of the UN Sub Commission for Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minority from 1984 to 1989. He has also been the chairman of the UNESCO`s Appeals body from 1990 to 2003. He also chaired the post of Chairman of the Indira Gandhi
National Integration Award Committee.
Social Worker of Chandrakant Bhandare
Bhandare is a social worker who has represented India in various countries abroad like USA, USSR, Germany, and the United Kingdom and others. He has also campaigned for woman rights and has authored a book in this regard "The World of Gender Justice". He supports the movement of protection of children and rights for physically disabled people. He has also composed several editorials on law, population control, gender equality, and human rights that have been published in well known periodicals.
Chandrakant Bhandare has one son and a daughter.