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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Eknath Mahadeo Gaikwad

Eknath Mahadeo Gaikwad

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Mumbai North Central
State Maharashtra
Father's Name Shri Mahadeo
Mother's Name N.A
Date of Birth 01.01.1940
Place of Birth Borkhal, Distt. Satara, Maharashtra
Profession Social Worker
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage
Spouse's Name Smt. Lalita Eknath Gaikwad
No. of Children 4
Educational Qualifications

Under Graduate

Permanent Address

219/8557 Kannamwar Nagar
Vikhroli (E)
Mumbai - 400 083
Maharashtra
Phone: 022-25785747

Present Address

B- 604, M.S. Flats
B.K.S. Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23359279
Mobile: 9868180566

Position Held

1967-1969
Vice-President, H-Ward, District Yuvak Congress

1978-1980
Organiser Secretary, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee

1983-1985
Joint Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

1985-1995 and 1999-2004
Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (three terms)

1990-1991
General Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

1993-1995
Minister of State, Housing, Labour, Social Welfare, Women and Child Welfare and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra

1997-2003
General Secretary, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee

1999-2004
Minister of State, Public Health, Medical, Education & Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra

2004
- Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
- Member, Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
- Member, The National Oilseed and Vegetable Oil Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture
- Member Committee on Tribal Affairs

Special Interests

Educational and social work

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading and watching plays, Marathi Theatre

Sports and Clubs

Indian wrestling and kabbadi

Other Information

Propagated the thought of Bharatratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, the great social reformist;

Founder Chairman,

  1. Abhay Shikshan Kendra, 1970;
  2. Rayat Mahasangh, 1993