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Dr. Shrikant Jichkar...The Most Qualified Person Of India

The record for most qualified person in India was held by a politician Dr. Shrikant Jichkar (pictured). He was an ex-IAS & IPS, doctor, painter, pro photographer, actor, active ham radio operator and youngest MLA at 25, who once held 14 portfolios. He had 20 degrees, won 28 gold medals & had a library of 52,000 books.
Dr. Shrikant Jichkar was a well respected Indian politician.He was an Indian politician and member of the Congress Party.

He has been a member of
1. Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 1982–85,
2. Maharashtra Legislative Council, 1986–92 and Minister of State, Government of Maharashtra. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha. He joined I.P.S. in 1978 and I.A.S. in 1980. He has been recipient of ‘Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award in 1983. He was also listed in the Limca Book of Records as the most qualified person in the country.
He traveled all around India speaking on health, economics and also giving religious discourses. Jichkar was an active Amateur radio operator, and used the callsign VU2SJA.
One of the numerous subjects in which Jichkar had an interest was astrology and he claimed to be able to analyse the movement of planets in a horoscope down to the last detail.

Dr. Shrikant Jichkar was a highly educated person from India with 20 post-graduate University Degrees to his credit.
M.B.B.S., M.D., D.B.M., M.B.A. , D.Lit. (Sanskrit), L.L.M. (International Law) B. Journ., M.A. (Public Administration), M.A. (Sociology), M.A. (Economics), M.A. (Sanskrit), M.A. (English Lit.), M.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Pol. Science), M.A. (Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology), Ex. I.P.S. (1978), I.A.S. (1980), Aahitagni Dikshita Somayaji, Ex. Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).
Dr. Shrikant Jichkar was an eminent educationist, an erudite politician, selfless social worker, a forceful orator, an eminent scholar and a crusader of Indian culture and tradition. He brought a whiff of cultural & ethical tone to education. An Indian proud of his heritage, he was well versed in Sanskrit, Upanishads, Geeta, Vedas & other sacred texts. A modern Shankaracharya who traversed far and wide explaining the glory of Indian heritage. His achievements are beyond labels and definitions.
Dr. Shrikant Jichkar was a man of staggering academic, professional and spiritual achievement. Looking at his achievement one may be pardoned for thinking it to be incredulous. Limca Book of Records lists him as the most qualified person in India.

Jichkar was born into a Marathi-[Kunbi] family of wealthy farmers in Aajangaon near Katol in Nagpur district, Maharashtra, India. His wife was named Rajashri, and the couple had two children.On June 3, 2004, he died of injuries sustained after his car slammed into an oncoming bus at Dhamana Shivar, about 40 kilometres from Nagpur.

In 1977, Jichkar was elected President of the Nagpur University Student's Council. In 1980 he was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, becoming the youngest MLA in the country at 25, and subsequently became a government minister holding fourteen different portfolios simultaneously. After twelve years in the Maharashtra legislature, he was elected to the Indian Parliament in 1992 where he served as an MP until 1998. In 1999 he lost the election to the Lok Sabha by a slender margin of 3000 votes in an electorate of 1.4 million voters.
He began his political career as a student and youth leader. He worked on several committees of the state and central government, including the Parliamentary Standing committee on Finance; the Patents Committee; the Planning Board; the Resources Mobilization Committee; the Taxation Reforms Committee, and the High Power Committee on Irrigation and Transport. He served as a member of the legislative assembly of Maharashtra from 1980 to 1985, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 1986-1992, and member of Rajya Sabha between 5 July 1992 and 4 July 1998. He also contested the Lok Sabha election in 2004 but lost to Shiv Sena's Subodh Mohite. He held ministerial posts in almost all government departments. He was the Minister of States in the Maharashtra government in 1982 when the policemen of the state had called a strike, and had a key role in rounding up the strike.

Jickhkar was also a painter, professional photographer, and stage actor. He had one of the biggest personal libraries in India with 52,000 books. He traveled all around India speaking on economic topics and giving religious discourses. Jichkar was an active Amateur radio operator, and used the callsign VU2SJA.
One of the numerous subjects in which Jichkar had an interest was astrology and he claimed to be able to analyse the movement of planets in a horoscope down to the last detail.

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