Akhilesh Yadav, who scripted spectacular success in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections with an image makeover for Samajwadi Party, represents a generational shift in its politics.
Hopes of taking India's largest state to newer heights now lie in the hands of its youngest chief minister.
Akhilesh spent six childhood years at Dholpur's Military School and led its hockey and football teams before entering the Mysore engineering college. He then went to Australia for his Masters in environmental engineering from the University of Sydney.
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