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Mayor of Mumbai

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Mayor of Mumbai
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The Mayor of Mumbai is the elected chief of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. He/She is the first citizen of the city. The role is largely ceremonial as the real powers are vested in the Municipal Commissioner.[citation needed] The Mayor plays a decorative role of representing and upholding the diginity of the city and a functional role in deliberating over the discussions in the Corporation.[1] Kishori Pednekar of the Shiv Sena political party is the current Mayor of Mumbai.

Current mayor[edit]

The current mayor is Kishori Pednekar and Deputy Mayor is Suhas Waadkarand

History of the office[edit]

The designation of 'Chairman' of Bombay since 1873 was changed into later changed into that of 'His/Her Lordship the Mayor', Bombay Municipal Corporation from November 1931.

Election of the mayor[edit]

The mayor is elected from within the ranks of the council in a quinquennial election. The elections are conducted in all 227 wards in the city to elect corporators. The party that wins the maximum number of seats holds an internal voting to decide the mayor. If no party or coalition can garner majority to select a mayor from amongst themselves for more than 1 month after general municipality elections (or) if the office of mayor becomes vacant for any reason mid term and still remains vacant for more than 2 months due to the first said reason, then a general election is held within the municipality for people to directly elect an executive mayor, to serve till end of term of the municipal house.

The tenure of the mayor is 2.5 years (or) till dissolution of municipal corporation, either by themselves (or) by state law.

Mayors of Mumbai[edit]

Year Mayor Political Party Notes
1931–1932 J. B. Boman Behram
1932–1933 V. N. Chandavarkar
1933–1934 Dr. Moreshwar Chintaman Javle
1934–1935 Hooseinally M. Rahimtoola
1935–1936 Khurshed Framji Nariman
1936–1937 Jamnadas M. Mehta
1937–1938 Dr. Elijah Moses Rajpurker
1938–1939 Sultan M. Chinoy
1939–1940 Behram N. Karanjia
1940–1941 Mathooradas Tricamjee
1941–1942 Dr. Joseph A. Collaco Member of the Corporation 1929-1952
1942–1943 Yusuf J. Meherally
1943–1944 Dr. M. D. D. Gilder, Minoo Masani
1944–1945 Nagindas T. Master
1945–1946 Dr. Jos. Alban D'Souza
1946–1947 Mohamedbhoy I.M. Rowjee
1947–1948 A. P. Sabavala
1948–1949 Dr. M. U. Mascarenhas
1949–1950 S. K. Patil
1950–1951 S. K. Patil
1951–1952 S. K. Patil
1952–1953 Ganpatishankar N. Desai
1953–1954 Dr. P. A. Dias
1954–1955 Dahyabhai V. Patel
1955–1956 N. C. Pupala
1956–1957 Smt. Sulochana M. Modi Indian National Congress First woman mayor of Mumbai
1956–1957 Salebhoy Abdul Kader
1957 - 1957 Dr. Simon C. Fernandes
1957–1958 M. V. Donde
1958–1959 S. S. Mirajkar
1959–1960 P. T. Borale
1960–1961 Vishnuprasad N. Desai
1961–1962 V. B. Worlikar
1962–1963 Dr. N. N. Shah
1963–1964 E. A. Bandookwala
1964–1965 Dr. B. P. Divgi
1965–1966 M. Madhavan
1966–1967 S. R. Patkar
1967–1968 Dr. J. Leon D'Souza
1968–1969 Dr. R. N. Kulkarni Indian National Congress
1969–1970 J. K. Joshi
1970–1971 Dr. S. G. Patel
1971–1972 Dr. H. S. Gupte Shiv Sena
1972–1973 R. K. Ganatra
1973–1974 Sudhir G. Joshi Shiv Sena
1974–1975 B. K. Boman-Behram
1975–1976 N. D. Mehta
1976–1977 Manohar G. Joshi Shiv Sena Congress + Shiv Sena Alliance
1977–1978 Murli S. Deora Indian National Congress Congress + Shiv Sena Alliance
1978 - 1978 Mr. V. S. Mahadik Shiv Sena Congress + Shiv Sena Alliance
1978–1979 R. K. Chimbulkar
1979–1980 R. K. Chimbulkar
1980–1981 Baburao H. Shete
1981–1982 Dr. A. U. Memon
1982–1983 Dr. P. S. Pai
1983–1984 Mr. M. H. Bedi
1984–1985 Corporation was superseded by an Administrator
1985–1986 Mr. Chhagan C. Bhujbal Shiv Sena
1986–1987 Mr. Datta Nalawade Shiv Sena
1987–1988 Ramesh Yeshwant Prabhoo Shiv Sena
1988–1989 Mr. C. S. Padwal Shiv Sena
1989–1990 Mr. Sharad N. Acharya (Bhau) Shiv Sena Son of senior freedom fighter Narayan Gajanan Acharya from Chembur, Mumbai
1990–1991 Mr. Chhagan C. Bhujbal Shiv Sena
1991–1992 Mr. Diwakar N. Raote Shiv Sena
1992–1993 Chandrakant Handore Republican Party of India
1993–1994 Mr. R. R. Singh Indian National Congress
1994–1995 Smt. Niramala Samant - Prabhavalkar Indian National Congress Second woman mayor of Mumbai
1995–1996 Mr. R. T. Kadam
1996–1997 Milind Vaidya Shiv Sena
1997–1998 Vishakha Raut Shiv Sena Third woman mayor of Mumbai
1998–1999 Mr. Nandu Satam Shiv Sena Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
1999–2002 Mr. Hareshwar Patil Shiv Sena
2002–2005 Mahadeo Deole Shiv Sena
2005–2007 Datta Dalvi Shiv Sena Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2007–2009 Shubha Raul Shiv Sena Fourth woman mayor of Mumbai, Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2009 - 2012 Shraddha Jadhav Shiv Sena Fifth woman mayor of Mumbai, Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2012 – 2014 Sunil Prabhu Shiv Sena Shiv Sena + BJP Alliance
2014 - 2017 Snehal Ambekar[2] Shiv Sena Sixth woman mayor of Mumbai
2017 - 2019 Vishwanath Mahadeshwar Shiv Sena
2019 – Present Kishori Pednekar Shiv Sena Seventh woman mayor of Mumbai

See also[edit]

  • Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM) or Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
  • Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai (for details on the buildings architecture)
  • Coat of arms of Mumbai
  • Administrative divisions of Mumbai
  • Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai
  • Sheriff of Mumbai


  1. MCGM Website. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2011-01-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. Shiv Sena's Snehal Ambekar elected Mumbai's new mayor, Hindustan Times Archived 2014-10-20 at the Wayback Machine

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