'Maharaj' added to Mumbai's International Airport

BJP MP Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, the descendant of Shivaji, first made the demand of adding 'Maharaj' to the existing Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA)

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The Centre has finally changed the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport. On Thursday, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the same on Twitter.


In 2016, the Maharashtra Assembly had passed the resolution to insert the word ‘Maharaj’ to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. BJP MP Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, the descendant of Shivaji, first made the demand arguing that the Maratha warrior king deserved more respect.

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While the railway station's name was immediately changed, the request to change the airport's name had been pending. Raje wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raised the issue repeatedly in Parliament. Earlier this month, Shiv Sena workers had protested outside the airport to change its name.

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