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Chandrashekhar Prabhu

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Housing Activist, Architect, Journalist and Anchor Person

Chandrashekhar Prabhu graduated in architecture from the Sir J.J. School of Architecture (1979), and was elected as the youngest MLA to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1985). He has been Chairman of SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone), Mumbai (1982-93), Chairman of the Drugs and Pharmaceutical Committee of the Government of Maharashtra, was on the Board of the Bombay Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) (1985-92), was President of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) (1993-95), and was Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Housing Department of the Government of Maharashtra, and Advisor to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra (1999-2004). He is presently the Editor of the Economic Digest, serves on the Board of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA, and is on the Independent Monitoring Panel for World Bank Schemes in Maharashtra. He is a visiting lecturer at educational institutions in India, U.K. and U.S.A. He runs a talk show called Ghatna Chakra, which will soon be completing three hundred episodes on DD Sahayadri Channel. He appears on the show every Saturday from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m. and every Sunday from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m.




Maharashtra Economic Development Council
3rd Floor, Y.B. Chavan Centre
General J. Bhosle Marg
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021


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