|Full name||Palwankar Baloo|
|Born||19 March 1876|
Dharwad, Bombay Presidency, British India
|Died||4 July 1955 (aged 79)|
Bombay, Bombay State, India
|Bowling||Left-arm orthodox spin|
|Relations||BP Shivram (brother), P Ganpat (brother), P Vithal (brother), YB Palwankar (son)|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||8 February 1906 Hindus v Europeans|
|Last First-class||8 December 1920 Hindus v Parsees|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 27 January 2009
Palwankar Baloo (19 March 1876 – 4 July 1955) was an Indian cricketer, an accurate left-arm orthodox spin bowler, and in later life a politician. A teammate later said of him, "no other cricketer had to fight so hard against the difficulties and dangers inflicted by both man and nature".
A Dalit ("untouchable"), in later life he worked with B.R. Ambedkar, the main architect of the Constitution of India, for Dalit rights and on the nationalist project. When he died, his funeral was attended by national leaders as well as cricketers.
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