P. K. Sawant

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P. K. Sawant
3rd Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
25 November 1963 – 4 December 1963
GovernorVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Preceded byMarotrao Kannamwar
Succeeded byVasantrao Naik

P.K. Sawant was caretaker Chief Minister of Maharashtra, an Indian state.[1] He held the position during 25 November 1963 to 4 December 1963, after death of his predecessor Marotrao Kannamwar. Prior to becoming Chief Minister, he was the state's Home Minister under Kannamwar.[2] Till 2019, Sawant held the record for the shortest tenure as chief minister of Maharashtra, until Devendra Fadnavis's second government.[3]


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  2. ^ Ananth, Venkat (28 October 2014). "A brief history of Maharashtra's chief ministers". Mint. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Devendra Fadnavis now CM with shortest tenure in Maharashtra history". The New Indian Express. PTI. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2020.