Bhalchandra Mungekar

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Bhalchandra Mungekar
The Member, Planning Commission, Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar addressing at the inauguration of a two-day International Seminar on ‘Higher Education for Growth & Equity India-China Experience’, in New Delhi on January 20, 2007.jpg
Former nominated MP of the Rajya Sabha
In office
22 March 2010 to 21 March 2016
Preceded byDara Singh, BJP
Personal details
Born (1946-03-02) 2 March 1946 (age 72)
Deogad, Sindhudurg district
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Leena Bhalchandra Mungekar

Bhalchandra Laxman Mungekar (born 2 March 1946) is an Indian economist, educationist, Social worker and Rajya Sabha member.[1] He specialises in agricultural economics and is an expert on B. R. Ambedkar.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mungekar was born in Munge village, in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.


He has been Vice-Chancellor of the Mumbai University and has served in the Planning Commission, the Agricultural Price Commission of India. Mungekar has also been the chairman and President of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla.[citation needed] And also he has been the chairman of University Grand Commission. He is writer and great philosopher.jay bhim.

Personal life[edit]

He is an Ambedkarite and Babasaheb Ambedkar is an influence in his life.[3] Mungekar is a Buddhist.[4]


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  2. ^ "President appoints 5 new members to Rajya Sabha". 19 March 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
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