Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan
(12 March 1913-25 November 1984)
was born in the village of Devrashtre in
Satara District of Maharashtra.
Popularly known as Saheb, he was from
a poor agriculture Maratha Family. From
a very humble beginning he rose to
meteoric heights. He was the First Chief
Minister of Maharashtra and thereafter
occupied the high positions of Defense
Minister, Home Minister, Finance
Minister, Foreign Minister and Deputy
Prime Minister of India.
Chavan was responsible for many
developmental initiatives in Maharashtra.
The laws regrading Democratic
Decentralizeed Bodies - Village
Panchayats, his regime as Chief
Minister. His vision of Agro -