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S. K. Wankhede

Seshrao Krishnarao Wankhede

Seshrao Krishnarao Wankhede (September 24, 1914 in Nagpur – January 30, 1988 in Mumbai) was a cricket administrator and politician.

Wankhede had his early college education in Nagpur and entered the bar in England. On his return, he started practice in Nagpur. In the 1940s, he entered politics and was jailed for taking part in the Indian freedom struggle.

Seshrao Krishnarao Wankhede

Seshrao Krishnarao Wankhede (September 24, 1914 in Nagpur – January 30, 1988 in Mumbai) was a cricket administrator and politician.

Wankhede had his early college education in Nagpur and entered the bar in England. On his return, he started practice in Nagpur. In the 1940s, he entered politics and was jailed for taking part in the Indian freedom struggle.

He served as the deputy speaker and speaker of the Maharashtra legislative assembly. He was also the mayor of Nagpur for three years. In 1967, Wankhede was a member of the Indian delegation that took part in the 22nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Wankhede was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from 1980-81 to 1982-83, and the Vice president from 1972-73 to 1979-80. He led the Bombay Cricket Association from 1963-64 till his death. He also chaired various other sporting bodies. He was an agriculturist and businessman by profession.

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was constructed under his supervision and is named after him.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._K._Wankhede