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Dr. Jitendra Awhad is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, India. He represents the Mumbra-Kalwa constituency as a Nationalist Congress Party member in the Vidhan Sabha.
He has previously served as Cabinet Minister of Medical Education and Horticulture in the Maharashtra state cabinet.
Jitendra earned a doctorate for his thesis on socio-religious movements in Maharashtra from Mumbai University.
He worked with Kores India Ltd. as Assistant Labour Officer from 1988-1995.
Dr. Awhad considers Mr. Sharad Pawar as his mentor. Held positions such as Chief Secretary & General Secretary NSUI, Maharashtra, President of the Akhil Bhartiya Vanjara Youth Association.
He is the President of the Indian Pilots Guild. and Senate member of Mumbai University since 2002. He also serves as District President of NCP Thane.
Nominated as a Member of the Legislative Council of Maharashtra in for two terms successively in 2002 and 2008
Served briefly as the Cabinet minister for Medical Education & Horticulture in 2014. Took oath as MLA, Kalwa & Mumbra in October 2009
Inspired Indian Mandals to create a world record of building the tallest human pyramid of 9 layers, provided them training from international experts.
Encourages people in his constituency to participate in cultural activities and is an avid music aficionado.