Eknath Gaikwad

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Eknath Gaikwad
एकनाथ गायकवाड
Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai South Central
In office
2009–2014
Preceded by Mohan Rawale
Succeeded by Rahul Shewale
Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai North Central
In office
2004–2009
Preceded by Manohar Joshi
Succeeded by Priya Dutt
Personal details
Born (1940-01-01) 1 January 1940 (age 74)
Satara, Maharashtra
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Lalita Eknath Gaikwad
Children 2 sons and 2 daughters
Residence Mumbai
As of September 16, 2006
Source: [1]

Eknath Gaikwad (Marathi: एकनाथ गायकवाड) (born 1 January 1940) is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha and the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Mumbai South Central constituency of Mumbai. He lost the seat to Rahul Shewale in 2014. He has been a three time Member of Legislative Assembly from Dharavi and also twice state minister of Maharashtra state cabinet. Since 1985, he has represented Dharavi which is Asia's largest slum.


Congress candidates for 2004 elections to the Lok Sabha from Mumbai
Milind Deora (Mumbai South) | Govinda (Mumbai North) | Gurudas Kamat (Northeast Mumbai)
Eknath Gaikwad (North-Central Mumbai) | Sunil Dutt (North-West Mumbai) | Sachin Ahir (South-Central Mumbai)