Nitesh Narayan Rane is an Indian politician who is a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from the Kankavli constituency. He is the younger son of Narayan Tatya Rane.He grew up in Mumbai with his elder brother Nilesh. Nitesh Narayan Ranes childhood photo with his brother.In 2006, after earning an MBA degree from Middlesex University, London, he returned to Mumbai, where he started an NGO, Swabhiman Sanghatana, that aims at addressing the issues like unemployment, health services, and basic infrastructure. Nitesh Narayan Rane addressing an event at Swabhiman Sanghatana.In 2009, he did not show his interest in contesting the Maharashtra assembly elections, rather he focussed on his NGO, Swabhiman Sanghatana, to address the issues of the common people of Maharashtra.In 2008, Viral Dholakia, a member of Nitesh Narayan Ranes NGO Swabhiman Sanghatana, died in a police lathi charge while he was protesting in front of the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.In 2010, the supporters of Nitesh and Sainiks had an altercation at Dadar station over flagging off a Konkan-bound train. Hindustan Times.The state Congress did not like Swabhimans growing influence, and State Congress president Manikrao Thakre asked the Ranes to stop running a parallel organization when the party already had the Youth Congress following which Nitesh quit his post in the city youth Congress and demanded the post of the state youth Congress chief. Hindustan Times.In 2010, his NGO, Swabhimaan Sanghatana, launched a toll-free water helpline number, 1800-200-9837, for the residents of Mumbai, where they can make complaints about water tanker issues. In an interview, while questioning the intention of the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra, Nitesh said, They have been claiming that the civic body is disconnecting unauthorised water connections. Two of Senas party offices, in Chembur and Mahim, have unauthorised connections. Why havent they been disconnected?.In 2011, Swabhiman Sanghatana NGO entered the Guinness World Records for providing jobs to 25,300 unemployed youths. DNA India.In February 2012, he started a training program, Sindhudurg Tour Guide, to promote tourism in Sindhudurg and provide employment to local youths; he also started a mobile service, Naukri Express, to provide employment to local youths.