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Gopinathrao Munde Biography



About Gopinath Munde

Gopinath Pandurang Munde was an Indian politician and the Union Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation. The position was short-lived due to his death in a road accident. He was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been the Deputy Leader of BJP in the Lok Sabha in 2009 and 2014. Munde was MP from Beed constituency in Maharashtra. Munde has held the position of the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1995 – 1999. From 1992 – 1995, he also served as the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Munde has served five terms as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from 1980-1985 and 1990-2009. Munde was married to Pradnya Munde, sister of Late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan. On 3 June 2014, Munde died in a road accident in New Delhi. He is survived by wife Pradnya and three daughters – Pankaja, Pritam and Yashashri.


Full Name Gopinathrao Munde
Age 64
DOB Dec 12, 1949
Death June 3, 2014
Place of Birth Parali
Political Party BJP
Religion Hindu
EducationCommerce Graduate
Profession before joining politics Farmer & Social worker
Spouse Name Pradnya Munde
Children 3 daughters
Important positions held
  • Munde was the Union Minister of Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Government of India.
  • He was the Member of Parliament of the 15th Lok Sabha (2009­2014) from Beed constituency in Maharashtra.
  • President of the Maharashtra unit of the BJP's youth wing,Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • Munde was Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from 12 December 1991 to 14 March 1995.
  • He has held the post of Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1995-1999
Gopinathrao Munde



Last Updated on 21 October, 2017.



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