Shrikant Jichkar

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Dr. Shrikant Jichkar
श्रीकांत जिचकार
Personal details
Born Piku
(1954-09-14)14 September 1954
Katol, Maharashtra, India
Died 2 June 2004(2004-06-02) (aged 49)
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Rajashree Jichkar
Children 2

Shrikant Jichkar (Marathi: श्रीकांत जिचकार; 14 September 1955 – 2 June 2004) was an Indian politician. He held several degrees.[1]


He began as a medical doctor (MBBS and MD from Nagpur) he did his Law (LL.B.) with post-graduation in International Law (LL.M.) and his Masters in Business Administration (DBM and MBA) and in Journalism (B.Journ). He got his D. Litt (Doctor of Literature) in Sanskrit, the highest of any degree in a university. Most of his degrees are with First Merit and he has obtained several Gold Medals for his degrees. Between 1973 and 1990 he wrote 42 university examinations, every summer and every winter.[2]

In 1978 he appeared in the Indian Civil Service examination and got selected in Indian police service (IPS), resigned, again appeared in the Indian civil service exam, and successfully joined in IAS (Indian Administrative Services) in 1980, but resigned after four months to contest his first general election.[3] In 1980 he was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, becoming the youngest MLA in the country at 26 and subsequently became a very powerful government Minister holding 14 portfolios at a time.[4]

He had one of the biggest personal libraries in India with more than 52,000 books.

Jichkar was also an academician, painter, professional photographer, and stage actor. He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1982–85), Maharashtra Legislative Council (1986–92) and served as Minister of State, Government of Maharashtra. He was a member of Rajya Sabha, India (1992–98).[5]

He founded Sàndipani school at Nagpur in 1992

He died in a car accident at the age of 49.


  1. ^ "Shrikant Jichkar killed in road accident". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ "This is the most educated person in India with 20 degrees : Listicles: Microfacts". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
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  4. ^ "At a Glance: Late Dr Shrikant Jichkar, India's one of the most learned politicians". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  5. ^ "5 Facts You Should Know About Dr. Shrikant Jichkar, The Most Qualified Man In India". Retrieved 18 July 2017.

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