Raj Shrikant Thackeray is the chairman of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a regional political party in India. He is Bal Thackeray’s nephew and cousin to Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra’s 19th and current Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray.
Swararaj is a hypocorism of Raj Thackeray’s given name.
Who is Raj Thackeray’s father?
Shrikant Thackeray (Bal Thackeray’s younger brother) and Kunda Thackeray (Bal Thackeray’s wife Meena Thackeray’s younger sister) were his parents. He learned tabla, guitar, and violin as a child. Thackeray attended Mumbai’s Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art and graduated with honors. Following graduation, he worked as a cartoonist for Marmik, Bal Thackeray’s weekly magazine.