S. K. Wankhede was a renowned Indian politician and lawyer who also served as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1980 to 1983. He was the first deputy speaker of the Bombay Legislative Assembly.
S. K. Wankhede was born on Thursday, 24 September 1914 (age 73 years; at the time of death) in Kohali, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign was Libra. After completing his schooling at a local school in Nagpur, S. K. Wankhede went to England to pursue Law.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Grey
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S. K. Wankhede was born and raised in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He earned a part of his college education from local colleges in Maharashtra, and to pursue higher studies, S. K. Wankhede went to England and studied law. He practised law at Nagpur after returning to India. In the 1940s, he joined politics, and once, he was jailed for participating in the Indian Independence movements. S. K. Wankhede began serving the Madhya Pradesh State assembly in 152. He worked as the deputy speaker of Bilingual Bombay State from 23 November 1956 to 5 April 1957. In 1957, S. K. Wankhede served the Kalmeshwar constituency in Bombay State for a year. He served the Maharashtra Assembly in 1962 and 1967. He was appointed as the speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 22 March 1972 to 20 April 1977. He was then appointed as the mayor for Nagpur and served the position for three years. In 1967, at New York City, S. K. Wankhede attended the 22nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as a member of the Indian delegation. He was appointed as the vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 1972 and he served the position till 1980. He was then elevated to the position of BCCI president in 1980 and worked on the position till 1983. He was also associated with the Bombay Cricket Association (BCA) from 1963 till his death.
Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede died on 30 January 1988 in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 73. He died a natural death.
- His full name was Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede.
- S. K. Wankhede was also an agriculturist and businessman who served as an Indian politician and the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
- A college named Bar. Sheshrao Wankhede Mahavidyalaya was named after S. K. Wankhede in 1990 to honour his contributions to Indian history.