April 15th marks the birthday of Navi Mumbai’s first MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The leader brought recognition to the city right at the start of his innings by becoming the youngest Mayor at the age of 23, then created history by dethroning Shiv Sena in Thane constituency and becoming the first leader from Navi Mumbai to become a Member of Parliament. MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik has created an identity for himself in Navi Mumbai creating history after history. It began with him being becoming Mayor at the age of 23. Then he fought one of the keenest battles in the Lok Sabha elections and dethroned Shiv Sena in Thane constituency in a historic win. Dr. Sanjeev Naik is also the first resident leader from Navi Mumbai who has been elected as Member of Parliament. That’s why he is known as the man who creates history in the city. Son of State Excise, Non Conventional Energy and Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, for MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik lessons in politics and fighting elections were a part of growing up. May be that’s why at the age of 23, as the youngest Mayor ever Dr. Sanjeev Naik came across as a confident young leader combining many worlds. Recalling an incident that left a deep impact on his mind, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik narrates the riots of villages he witnessed and even as a child felt the need for communal and regional harmony. Despite being a veteran young politician, when MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik talks to his supporters, he does that without any air of superiority or a sense of elevation. MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik inhabits a new India – What is remarkable about the new generation of leaders is that they are sure about their roots, dialects and even favourite songs to favorite food. And when it comes to personal life, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik says that they are family men. Unveiling a less talked about secret of the Naik family, the MP says that their mother is the women behind the Naik family’s success story. We hear about the mother’s role so how could we miss asking him about the relation he shares with his father? MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik says that it was always more like friends than father and son. Living in a close knit family, he advises all to always respect parents. Like any youth, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik can relate to the world and its larger issues – he is a hard core believer of “simple living and high thinking”. Many do not know that Dr. Sanjeev Naik is a tech-savvy person who has a keen interest in gadgets. Friendly, polite, those who know Dr. Sanjeev Naik have experienced how he is always the first to say hello and stretches his hand without waiting for the other. MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik created history at a tender age of 23 when he became Mayor and the most successful Navi Mumbai has ever had. Then he took on the challenge of fighting the parliamentary elections in Thane constituency – that has been a Shiv Sena fortress for decades. He created history by dethroning Shiv Sena at home. Dr. Sanjeev Naik is also the first resident leader of Navi Mumbai who has become a Member of Parliament. Today he has earned the distinction of being a leader who has a knack for creating history in Navi Mumbai and the way he has been handling his responsibilities as MP, looks like many more records are in the offing !
June 12, 2010
April 4, 2019