Dr. Shrikant Jichkar born in Marathi family of wealthy farmers in Nagpur District of Maharashtra, was an Indian Politician of the Indian National Congress Party. Jichkar is well known as the ‘most qualified person of India’. He holds the Limca Book of Records for the most qualified person in the country. Starting his education as medical doctor, he obtained MBBS and MD. He later pursued Law (L.L.B) and further obtained post-graduation in International Law (L.L.M). Also went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) degree. He also studied journalism (B.Journ). He did his masters in ten subjects namely, Psychology; Economics; Public Administration; Sanskrit; Sociology; History; English Literature; Philosophy; Political Science; Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology. He holds a D. Litt (Doctor of Literature) in Sanskrit, the highest degree in any University. He passed most of his degrees with merit and has to his credit 28 gold medals. Between 1973 and 1990, he wrote on an average 42 University examinations each summer and winter. Although he got through Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1978, he resigned to prepare for the prestigious Indian Administrative Services (IAS). In 1980 he wrote the exam for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and was selected. After serving for four months he resigned to contest for his first general elections. In 1980 he was elected as an MLA to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Being only 25 years old, he was the youngest MLA to be elected. At a point in time, he held 14 portfolios. He had a personal library with 52,000 books, thus the biggest personal libraries in India. Not only an academician, he was also a painter, professional photographer and a stage actor. All over India he gave speeches on health and economics.


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